Paris Pickpockets
2016

The 2016 European Football Championship opened in France amid revelations of unprecedented corruption within FIFA & UEFA's chief executives. And at the heart of the scandal was none other than former French-twinkle-toes, Michel Platini.

After years of lining their own pockets with illigitimate money, I saw it as my duty to warn fans about the real pickpockets of the tournament.

So, on the opening night of the tournament, I crept around the streets of Paris with a bag full of posters...










A quick scroll through Instagram revealed that my warnings were well appreciated. Some rascal even put my graphic on a t-shirt and started selling it! The irony.



Credits:

Concept & Design: Tom Bird
Screenprinting: Adam Oosterbrink





Collaborators:
Mother [UK]
4creative [UK]
Wieden + Kennedy [UK]
Mr. President [UK]
WE ARE Pi  [NL]
Anomaly [NL]
Halal [NL]


Press:
Viceland
i-D magazine
It’s Nice That
Creative Review
STACK Magazines
The Guardian

CNN



Clients:

IKEA
Desperados
The Body Shop
Desigual
Nike
Greenpeace
Channel4
Netflix
Lego
Wrangler
Martini
O’Neill
Paddy Power
Edinburgh Fringe Fest
D&AD




Honours:
1x D&AD Pencil [Student]
2x D&AD Pencil [Professional]
1x Clio [Gold]
1x Campaign Award [Gold]

Sold in 20+ bookstores
around the world


Exhibitions:

– Brno Bienniale
of Graphic Design [CZ]
– ‘New Radicalism’,
Zoho, Rotterdam [NL]
– ‘Insert Concept’,
ISO, Amsterdam [NL]



Talks:
– D&AD Awards, 2012 [UK]
– Adweek Europe, 2015 [UK]
– Glug, 2018 [NL]




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