Saturday, May 15, 2010

Soccer Crests

I have a ton of stuff that I need to take pictures of and upload.  However, in the meantime, I'll post pictures of my most recent hobby.  I'm a pretty big sports fan, and I've started designing soccer crests for made-up teams.

The first one isn't actually a made up team.  It's my team in gym class.  Hudson Roosters F.C.  We're 2-0 against our arch-rival, Baycaucus United.

This is a made up team called "F.C. Democrática."  They play in Havana, and were founded in 1959 (forgot to change the date on the crest), after the Cuban Revolution, by enemies of Castro who were in favor of a democratic Cuba.  I think the political elements between soccer clubs is really interesting, and incorporated it here.

This is another one for a made up team, called "Loyal St. Nicholas of Flüe."  St. Nicholas of Flüe is the patron saint of Switzerland, and the made up history of this club is that they were founded by swiss immigrants, and play in some American City which I haven't determined yet.  The german line around the circle is the last line of the prayer of St. Nicholas of Flüe, in German.  Again, I like adding the political/religious element.  When I decide where they play I'll update this post.

So tell me what your favorite one is and why!  I like feedback, tell me if you would change anything!

Monday, January 18, 2010

I Want You To Have a Baby

The lover must love.
But she doesn't have to wash the clothes in the rain;
Scour the stains
Out of vomit-stained clothes.

Flogging herself, in evening devotions,
She crawls to the river, and floats on her back, out to sea.

And from the tributaries,
Come other lovers.
They soak in the cool waters.
Rain bounces off their skin,
Like the flecks of vomit in the clothes.