I Belong To Jesus

About

In 2014, FIFA, world football’s governing body, announced that players would no longer be permitted to display or reveal any messages of any kind, on any part of their kit under any circumstances—even if their intention was good.

A visual riposte to this ruling, I Belong to Jesus is a graphic celebration of those celebrations. Curated together by Rick Banks and Craig Oldham, it gathers together the memorable and meaningful moments created when player and supporter share the connective euphoria of a goal.

These direct, often raw, messages bear the marks of those that made them, and it’s their imagery which greatly contributes, and builds upon, a rich folklore and history that is football. Without them, the game isn’t simply rid of a singular message; it’s denied the affection of a shared memory.

I Belong to Jesus is a limited edition book, bound with a limited edition t-shirt and band, and documents the celebrations of players from the global game.

I Belong To Jesus

About

In 2014, FIFA, world football’s governing body, announced that players would no longer be permitted to display or reveal any messages of any kind, on any part of their kit under any circumstances—even if their intention was good.

A visual riposte to this ruling, I Belong to Jesus is a graphic celebration of those celebrations. Curated together by Rick Banks and Craig Oldham, it gathers together the memorable and meaningful moments created when player and supporter share the connective euphoria of a goal.

These direct, often raw, messages bear the marks of those that made them, and it’s their imagery which greatly contributes, and builds upon, a rich folklore and history that is football. Without them, the game isn’t simply rid of a singular message; it’s denied the affection of a shared memory.

I Belong to Jesus is a limited edition book, bound with a limited edition t-shirt and band, and documents the celebrations of players from the global game.

I Belong To Jesus

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The limited-edition book has the following specification:

• Hardback 100mm x 150mm
• 192 pages
• Top edge binding
• Black foil cover
• CMYK litho print
• Compressed white cotton T-shirt (L)
• Captain’s armband

Price: £25:00 (with free t-shirt & captains armband)

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I Belong To Jesus

Font

Kaká is a bespoke font designed for I Belong To Jesus which takes its inspiration from the bulky, bold lettering which appeared on the memorable undershirt of Kaká as he celebrated winning the 2007 Champion’s League Final. The headline font has been developed for use throughout the limited edition book and is now available to purchase and download in Opentype format. Designed by Rick Banks and Craig Oldham.

Price: £10:00