George Best official calendar
What did we do?
We’ve designed some really special calendars in our time, including Cliff Richard’s (the all time world best seller!) and Manchester United’s. However we were completely humbled to be personally asked and commissioned by Calum Best to produce a calendar marking the life of his father, George Best.
The calendar was released the year after his death and we began working on it during those 12 months. As true fans of the man, we spent serious time considering and selecting the right images, images that reflect who he was as an individual as well as the magnificent football player he inarguably was. George Best had (and still has) a cross section of admirers from all walks of life and we had to provide photographs to please every kind of fan. Our brief was to create a fitting tribute to the man who made football cool, and who was arguably the most naturally gifted British footballer ever. What an honour!
What did we acheive?
We’re an office bursting with football lovers and despite the rivalry and quibbling over United V City V Everton V Rochdale we are all absolutely united in our appreciation for the Belfast boy that is George Best. In designing this calendar we achieved a fitting tribute to one of our most treasured sporting heroes. We used images that showcase the staggering skill that Best was gifted with alongside images that show us the man behind the football. We know that many people regard Best as a squandered talent, but we love him regardless. Working on anything related to him was an absolute pleasure and honour. Here’s one of his quotes, just for the sake of it…
“I used to dream about taking the ball round the keeper, stopping it on the line and then getting on my hands and knees and heading it into the net. When I scored against Benfica in the European Cup Final I nearly did it. I left the keeper for dead, but then I chickened out. I might have given the boss a heart attack”.