Wrong Side of the Pond started off as a simple blog: I wrote about soccer, people would read it. Nothing more, nothing less. But as time has worn on, it’s expanded beyond a home for my written works by accommodating my other creations. Chief among those: the many visuals I’ve made to help augment the words — written and spoken — on this site and elsewhere. Below you’ll find what will serve as an ever-growing collection of some of my personal favorites.
As it turns out, designing kits is no easy task and meeting fan expectations can be tricky. So when April fools rolled around in 2017, I took the opportunity to give the people the “diamond” kits they all asked for.
Home pub Rhinehaus hosted a 2016 Premier League survival day party, and I once again made some art for them.
The first ever match poster for FC Cincinnati, at the club’s inaugural home match in 2016.
When the NPSL’s Cincinnati Saints opted to move North to Dayton, I was given the tremendous opportunity to rebrand the club.
Along with the local supporters chapters, WSOTP hosted a FIFA 16 Tournament for the North London Derby.
The fifth Cincinnati Saints match poster of 2015 was for the match against the Erie Admirals… who the Saints were able to sink by a score of 2-0.
#4 in the Cincinnati Saints 2015 NPSL match poster series draws on the clubs supporters group, the Seven Hill Crusaders, welcoming their well-traveled foes from DCFC to Cincinnati.
We once again hosted another World Cup Watch Party on Cincinnati’s Fountain Square.
The third Cincinnati Saints NPSL match poster I designed in 2015, for the “I-71 Cup” with AFC Cleveland.
The second Cincinnati Saints match poster of the 2015 NPSL season for the game against Ft. Pitt Regiment featured a rustic map design.
I committed to creating match posters for each of the 2015 NPSL home games for the Cincinnati Saints. My first was a design based on the many stained glass windows found in Cincinnati’s churches.
The Women’s World Cup in Canada deserved a bracket, too.
Serving as the header image for my piece on taking in the first ever match for Louisville City FC. It featured a combination of my photography and graphic editing skills.
The official logo (version 2.0) of the WSOTP Podcast.
The city of CIncinnati invited the Podcast team back down to Fountain Square to host the city’s St. Patrick’s Day Party.
The epic Promotion & Relegation Survey project produced loads of data on North America’s desires.
I made a guide for the Transfer Window
I made one for MLS, so I had to make one for the new USL logo too.
Landon vs Jones? That’s how I framed it the 2014 MLS Cup Final Cincinnati watch party digital poster.
Another bracket, this time for the 2014 MLS Cup Playoffs.
Jeremy ran a survey on the Podcast to get a pulse on American soccer fans, and I made an infographic for it.
My own take on the new MLS logo.
I frequently host watch parties at Rhinehaus in Cincinnati — here’s the digital poster for the 2014 World Cup Final.
Downloaded and printed out all over the world, my 2014 World Cup wall chart went viral on Reddit.
The Saints hosted World Cup Watch parties on Cincinnati’s Fountain Square — I designed the posters in addition to MCing the event.
One of the first ever WSOTP works to appear in print, I designed the schedule poster for the club’s inaugural NPSL and WPS seasons.
Ohio native and Houston Dynamo defender Kofi Sarkodie sat down with me for an interview — I created this map of his career.
Rhinehaus was split between Red and Blue/White in 2014.
The local Spurs supporters chapter needed a t-shirt designed — I stepped up to the plate.
The digital poster for potentially the first ever MLS Cup Final watch party in Cincinnati.
You don’t even know how badly I wanted there to be a Twins-esque movie starring Mertesacker and Arshavin.
When Clint first re-joined MLS with Seattle, they ran a competition to win tickets to his first game against Portland. I finished in the top 5 with this design.
To show how the US has failed to keep a consistent style with their kits, I created this visual timeline.
A nod to historic match posters for the Chelsea-Tottenham match in March of 2014.
There still wasn’t an official AO in July 2013, and I helped those get out the initial word.
The very first shirt design I came up with for the WSOTP Shop paid homage to the city of Cincinnati’s flag.
The first rendition of the current WSOTP logo came with a redesign of the site.
While managing in the Middle East, Maradona completed acrobatic acts similar to this on the touchline.
An attempt to explain how I thought Spurs should be playing in November of 2011.
The Football Attic is a great website focusing in on the trinkets and collectibles that the game has produced. They asked blogs to design their own Subbuteo figures — they picked mine as the best of the 2012 lot.
The very first piece of art I ever made for the site was the original blog header. As you can see, the name used to be a bit longer.