World Cup Design: Back of the net for these wonderful passion projects to celebrate football

Credit: Mark Johnson

The World Cup gives the creative industries a great opportunity to take some time away from client work and focus on that passion project. With the tournament in full swing, we thought we'd take a look at some of the best out there. Feel free to tweet us at @creativeboommag or tag us via Instagram if you think we should add a project.

Sweet Left Foot

Capturing the magical – and often outrageous – moments from the 2018 World Cup, Sweet Left Foot is a project by creative design studio, Fiasco Design. Moments so far include: That Nigeria Kit, Robbie Williams flipping the bird, VAR and that free-kick from Ronaldo.

Discover more: sweetleftfoot.net

The Mifa Project

The 2018 Panini FIFA World Cup sticker book was released in April, a month before the final squads were announced. This left some unfortunate footballers out of the book.

Dave Will created the MIFA (Missing in Footy Album) Project to ensure no player is missed out. He invited over 200 artists from around the world to illustrate them instead. And there have been some fantastic contributions.

Discover more: davewilldesign.com

Stanley Chow - We Love The World Cup Exhibition

Stan has illustrated a selection of iconic footballers wearing his favourite football kits featured in World Cups from past to present. The exhibition runs until the end of June at Boxpark Shoreditch.

Discover more: boxpark.co.uk

Weird World Cup

We confess we've already featured Weird World Cup by friends and designers Gordon Reid and Callum Stephenson.

They have commissioned 20 of their favourite artists and designers (Yarza Twins, Velvet Spectrum, Brand Nu, Hey Studio, Craig Oldham, Leta and Wade) to celebrate their favourite weird or hilarious moment from previous World Cups. Printed onto beer mats and "exhibited" in pubs around London during the World Cup, they're also available for sale with proceeds going to Football Beyond Borders.

Discover more: weirdworldcup.com

Famous shirts of World Cups

Designer Mark Johnson's series of prints incorporate famous shirts and typographic numbers, celebrating classic players of previous World Cups. Can you spot who's who?

Discover more: art-of-football.com