Pythagoras in Boots
I studied product design in college and Dutch design has always interested me. I hadn’t dedicated a detailed illustration to Johan Cruyff yet and It occurred to me that one of the the most famous Dutch products is the ‘Cruyff Turn’ which would in turn make Cruyff a designer himself. If I could infuse a print of him with some Dutch design principles this observation could come full circle. The Dutch have the ability to make fun of themselves and their work has a way of combining things that usually don’t combine at all. So here I tried to illustrate this by visually incorporating his nickname, Pythagoras in Boots, into his playing style.
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Pythagoras in Boots

I studied product design in college and Dutch design has always interested me. I hadn’t dedicated a detailed illustration to Johan Cruyff yet and It occurred to me that one of the the most famous Dutch products is the ‘Cruyff Turn’ which would in turn make Cruyff a designer himself. If I could infuse a print of him with some Dutch design principles this observation could come full circle. The Dutch have the ability to make fun of themselves and their work has a way of combining things that usually don’t combine at all. So here I tried to illustrate this by visually incorporating his nickname, Pythagoras in Boots, into his playing style.

Purchase a print here

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