The art series brings the spirit of “Only forward” Campaign brought to life highlighting the young, diverse, and global thinking nature of the resilient USMNT to meet the World Cup qualification challenge.
“I was thrilled to work with FootyCon and US Soccer,” said FeeBee. “I saw the play by Kevin (Bongang) in Nashville and was excited to take on the challenge of continuing the ‘Only Forward’ campaign story through my art Father was introduced to the sport, and I’m really excited to create a game-inspired piece that also relates and interacts with the amazing city of Austin, which I call home. “
Fans attending the World Cup qualifier in Austin on October 7th will have the opportunity to download an NFT of the arts thanks to a collaboration between US Soccer and long-term partner Panini America. Fans can use a QR code in their cup holder to access Panini’s NFT blockchain to redeem their Only Forward Art Series NFT asset.
The artwork will be available for purchase exclusively on the NTWRK app as a result of a collaboration with FootyCon and For Soccer Ventures on Tuesday, October 5 at 3:30 p.m. ET. Fans can buy the artworks as posters or as a grill apron in limited editions and at the same time get access to exclusive content with FeeBee.
In addition to the product drop on NTWRK, during the US Soccer x Budweiser Kickoff Party, listed for 7 p.m. ET on October 6 at Luster Pearl Rainey (94 Rainey Street).
FeeBee lives in Austin and is an artist, designer, and muralist known for incorporating elements of modern, urban, and street art into her ever-evolving pop art style. She was born in New York State, attended the Pratt Institute in New York City, and lived in Brooklyn for some time, which influenced her background in street art and illustration. She strives to create art that is beautiful, eye-catching and exciting for the viewer.
The Only Forward Art Series will be shown in all World Cup qualifying hometowns as artists in each local market create a bespoke piece of art that showcases the spirit and energy of the U.S. men’s national team and serves as a celebration of diversity and inclusion within the sport and the local community. To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, Cuban-American artist ABSTRK will present the artwork for USA-Costa Rica from Volkswagen on October 13 in Columbus, Ohio, while Mexican-American artist Sentrock will create the art for USA-Mexico. presented by Allstate on November 12th in Cincinnati.
ABOUT FOR FUSSBALL VENTURES
Founded in November 2019, For Soccer Ventures (FSV) is a new media company leading a collaborative movement to connect brands and platforms to the diverse American soccer community through immersive storytelling, features, activations and strategic services. The company is uniquely positioned in the industry and is committed to advancing football in the United States both on and off the field. This is achieved through a variety of skills and traits that aim to put the fan and the player first. FSV’s current real estate and investments include Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer, Alianza de Futbol JUGOtv, YSC Academy, YSC Sports, APL Leagues and Tournaments, Best Soccer Show Podcast, Orange Slices Podcast, and the FSV Soccer Influencer Network.
As the first of its kind digital experiences, FootyCon will focus on uniting the diverse communities of football through art, fashion and culture. FootyCon will debut on NTWRK on Wednesday November 10th as a one day digital festival.
Recognized as one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies and Ad Age’s Hottest Brands, NTWRK is North America’s premier livestream shopping platform where “entertainment meets e-commerce” (Forbes). Based on a digitally innovative model of daily product drops, livestream shopping festivals and exclusive partnerships with world-famous brands and creators, NTWRK has fostered an organic global community of artists and fans since its launch in 2018. Under the motto “Shopping At The Speed of Culture”, NTWRK offers a curated digital shopping experience and access for consumers of Generation Z and Millennials.
The Panini Group was founded 60 years ago in Modena, Italy and has subsidiaries throughout Europe, Latin America and the USA. Panini is the world leader in officially licensed collectibles and the largest publisher of collectibles in the USA with official licenses for NFL, NFLPA, NBA, NBPA, FIFA, Premiere League, US Soccer, UFC, MLBPA, NASCAR, College, Disney, Epic Games and other important properties from many other licensors. Panini is also the exclusive trading card and sticker partner of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, and the Pop Warner Little Scholars, Inc.
Panini has sales channels in more than 150 countries and employs over 1,200 people. For more information, visit us at www.paniniamerica.net, www.paninigroup.com or http://blog.paniniamerica.net/. You can also follow Panini America on the social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.