A new print publication on North American soccer is launching this summer, and XI is looking for graphic illustrators to help bring the game to life in print.
Illustrators will be called upon to depict specific subjects under the guidance of XI’s editors and art director as full XI contributors – just as a writer or photographer. While we are looking for fresh, motivated talent, we also seek some previous experience and will review all candidate portfolios.
TO APPLY Send the following via email to email@example.com - a portfolio of your work (five images, PDF) - a short bio, including location/region and description of your approach - a few sentences on why you’d like to be an XI illustrator
DEADLINE This initial call will close Friday, May 18th Successful applicants will be notified by Wednesday, May 23rd
Great overview of the history of soccer in Portland stretching back to the nineteenth century by George Fosty. Note: there might, just might be something on the very early history of the sport in “Soccer City USA” in an upcoming issue of XI Quarterly…
“A lot of people…still think of soccer as two ethnic teams chasing each other around with knives on a stone-covered pitch.”—Lee Stern, Owner and President of the NASL’s Chicago Sting, quoted in the Chicago Tribune in June 1977. Hopefully that’s not the case any longer, right?