The Euro 2016 football tournament is beautiful beyond the quick passes, net-shaking shots and, er, Oscar-worthy dives of the game - just check out the gorgeous art and designs inspired by the tournament.
We’ve scoured the web to find the best art and design tributes to the tournament - both official and unofficial. There is a lot of internet to sort through - from the equivalent in quality to own goals, all the way to the bicycle kick belters that we've shared here.
UEFA Euro 2016 BBC Euro titles by dock10, GeeFX and BBC Sport
The striking official titles for the BBC's coverage of the tournament (
above) were created by MediaCity-based dock10 and GeeFX. It uses a Polar Panorama Effect to create a miniature 360-degree world featuring iconic French buildings, with some of Euro 2016's best known players projected over the top.
The graphics were created in
Nuke, After Effects and Cinema 4D.
Following the popularity of
Studio JQ's Retro Poster Collection, designer Jonathan Quintin - who leads the studio - created these striking, wonderfully presented simple and abstract designs of football team kits.
Animation director, animator and motion designer
Rich Hinchcliffe animated these hypnotic, skillfully made looping GIFs of beautiful illustrations by L-dopa Design for each stadium that ESPN FC use on social media. Creative direction and layout design is by Neil Jamieson. The GIFs are certainly more satisfying to watch than England games.
Assisted by Martin Laksman, animator Rich Hinchclifee returns to ESPN with an hilarious, beautifully dynamic how-to GIF guide on penalty-taking with classic tips such as Don't Be England (I wish), Don't Think Too Much (shown) and, if in doubt, Just Blast It Wayne Rooney style. Creative direction is by
Read the (equally hiarlious) accompanying article here.
Mario Mave Donisi and designer Domenico Frongillo created these incredible, intense and portraits with Adobe Illustrator. Keep an eye on the Behance page, as they're a work-in-progress.
Splinter's fun, animal cards captured all our hearts with an abundance of fascinating, characterful animals for each Euro 2016 country. I just wish I was from Ukraine with that incredible frog. Read more in our in-depth feature.
In a very different tribute to the games-everyone-won't-shut-up-about, German artist
Luis Dilger has created gorgeous 3D maps of host cities. Want one on your wall? Society6 can sort you out.
I've included close-ups of my personal favourites of
Ben Tallon's hilarious, freeing left-handed drawings. In any other context, saying the faces of Roy Hodgson and Dele Alli are funny looking might be considered rude - so enjoy it.
There are a small number of limited run, signed edition prints if you get in there fast.
Just contact Ben on his website to find out more.
Delightfully providing inspiration for footy buffs and design geeks alike, Italian studio
Papaya has created 14 illustrations retracing the history of the UEFA European Football Championship. We love the striking use of shadows and the long, flowing shapes.
Striking, sleek and refreshingly different to most beer design, Taxi Studio gave Carlsberg Export a world-class reboot.
We were lucky enough to chat to Spencer Buck, co-founder of Taxi Studio, to tell us more about the design process.
Simple, stylish and oh-so-beautiful, creative production agency Nirvana CPH and Paul Blackburn of design agency Studio Blackburn have done it again with a football tournament wall chart that stands out from the crowd. This chart pays homage to the addictive Panini sticker albums.
See their 2014 World Cup collaboration here.
is not exactly a convert to the bright, bombastic, shouty style of other footy magazines. It is, in fact, something else altogether more beautiful and engaging. All illustrations are by Green Soccer Journal Osvaldo Casanova.
Sean Ford's posters cleverly uses elements from each country's flag to create a fresh, gorgeous perspective, whilst keeping to the original feel and shape of the flag.
A vibrant red and blue A1 limited edition poster is a wonderfully proud way to celebrate Euro 2016. If you want to scare footy sceptics away from your home by making it a constant, loud reminder of football's existence, get your poster quickly as there are
Tonly 100 available, each with a unique number hand written on the print.
Please excuse the uninformative image. We don't quite know the score yet for this one. Launching at the same time as the Euros,
Le Beau Jeu promises to celebrate the tournament with an infographic each game, so keep an eye out.