As a part of Nike Sportswear's Spring/Summer 2010 Campaign, the label is conducting a massive collaborative project known as the Six (6) Collaboration. Nike Sportswear enlisted the help of six highly respect artist in the contemporary culture from six different countries to develop a fun, contemporary twist on the traditional football kits also to celebrate 2010 FIFA World Cup. The fan football kit includes items one would find in a footballer's bag such as a N98 Track Jacket, AW77 Hoodie, kit tee, polo shirt, shorts and tee.
In terms of the collaboration, tees from the project are now available for order online via: Nike Store, and two of the colorways to drop are created by English artist, James Jarvis, and Brazilian artist, Nunca. Each artist put his own twist and local flavor into the tee for a little fan loyalty. James Jarvis adopted his humorous perspective on the national England archetype by reworking the iconic heraldic lions with his signature googly-eyed grin. The usually stately lion hogs a ball like a kitten and holds up a cheerful peace sign, appearing more like a strange but friendly Cheshire cat than royal feline.
As for Brazil's Nunca, the artist draws inspiration for his graphics on the green (green being one of the national colors for Brazil) tee from Incan symbolism and art. A tribal figure is reworked in a flat, black and white colorway and visually invites all to dissect and figure out the tribal elements of the piece.
Both tees are designed for high performance with low-environmental impact with graphics screen-printed on 100% organic cotton. If you find your loyalty on the same line with either England or Brazil, click over to Nike Store for the tees.