Jimmy O’Mara is a graphic designer by trade and the man behind Manchester-based design studio Entire Design.
He’s recently found himself a whole flock of new fans with a line of illustrations he’s created showing current-day footballers wearing classic kits because, chiefly, they’re all rather brilliant.
Here is but a slice of the goodness on offer, kicking off with a stunning piece of gaudy lime green brilliance plucked from the Man City annals…
Sergio Aguero (wearing Man City’s 1998-99 Kappa away kit)
Roberto Firmino (wearing Liverpool’s 1982-84 Umbro home kit)
Anthony Martial (wearing Manchester United’s 1993-95 Umbro away kit)
Jamaal Lascelles (wearing Newcastle United’s 1995-96 Adidas away kit)
Georginio Wijnaldum (wearing the Netherlands’ 1988 Adidas home kit)
Emre Can (wearing Germany’s 1988-91 Adidas home kit)
Mesut Ozil (wearing Arsenal’s 1991-93 ‘bruised banana’ Adidas home kit)
Great stuff, though we have a particular soft spot for the Lascelles piece. That really was a damn fine Newcastle kit!
There are more examples of Jimmy’s rather excellent nostalgic football-flavoured work on sale from the Entire Design web store on Etsy.