The game of soccer (or football) animated only with string

Richard Swarbrick's video Euro 2012, made only out of with string

Richard Swarbrick's video Euro 2012, made only out of with string

We here at TFIB don’t normally talk about sports (ok I always do). But Richard Swarbrick always hits close to home with his awesome interpretations of football. I still cannot get enough of his last video, an interpretation of El Classico. It’s awesome, better with every viewing.

For Euro 2012, which played out over the past two months (and in many a pub across the world, including one where myself and a friend sat around too many Italians cheering and too many Brits using the word “bollocks”), Swarbrick upped the ante of minimalism. Instead of using his now-trademark one line animations, he has decided to animate the drama of Euro 2012 with mere string. These are an enthralling forty seconds, dripping with the passion of representing your country. From Carroll’s massive header to Pirlo’s gutsy penalty kick, it is simply incredible.

Alec Rojas

July 23, 2012 / By

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