DesignFootball.com had a pretty exciting few weeks with the challenges and the 219th Kit of the Week (Croatia) competition was spectacular.

Member TRIDENTE came out on top, and whilst no one would begrudge that victory - their Lotto-branded entry is a masterpiece - there are several other uploads that could have been equally deserving.

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Expert football kit designer Rob Warner joins the Claret & Blue podcast to rank the best & worst of Aston Villa shirts.

Rob's previously worked with Puma & Umbro designing that 'Aguero-moment' Man City shirt, Italy's 2006 World Cup winning shirt, Cameroon, Everton and many more stories that Rob shares during this podcast.

Emre Gultekin, a professional designer with significant pedigree in both kit history rendering and football kit design, has illustrated the evolution of Manchester United’s playing wear.

It’s a controversial start, with debate still raging on over whether the green and gold halves were ever worn by the “Newton Heath” edition of the club, but the attention to detail is on a par with many of the equivalents available, and it’s a project that’s incredibly easy on the eye.

While ONI’s Nike-styled design brought the mid-ground between subtle class and unashamed bling, it’s beautifully presented to boot, and deservingly came out on top of the DesignFootball weekly kit design competition.

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Taking inspiration from both Gibraltar’s Sacred Heart Church (in the base pattern) and kits of English side Lincoln City - the Red Imps are named after the EFL member club - NSGraphics' design sees the familiar red, red and black stripes eschewed in favour of a Third shirt palette of green and blue, with red and yellow trim, and white used for most of the detailing.

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In the final episode of Noah from Template FC’s concept kit creation tutorial, he covers how to save and display the fruits of our labour.

This concerns what filetype to save as, and the best settings to use therein, as well as how to go about including additional text and the backdrop to overlay creations on.

DesignFootball.com member “NSGraphics” has produced a range of adidas concept designs based, put simply, on trainers.

Using stylings from - deep breath - the ZX 2K Boost 2.0, the ZX Fury, the Ninja ZX Torsion and the ZX 8000 Atmos, and creating Trefoil-branded shirts for Arsenal, Bayern Munich, Juventus, Manchester United and Real Madrid, the Originals-flavoured creations are a hit.

Over on FSC's sister site DesignFootball.com, the Kit of the Week challenge is currently centred on the Canadian national team, with this entry by member TRIDENTE a great example of the standard.

With a stylisation of concentric maple leaves acting as a grain for the base, the shirt sees the deployment of Umbro’s timeless and restrained hallmarks to form an attractive whole.

The Italian national team - the recently crowned European champions - is enjoying its stock in the concept world rising, giving us designs such as this crest.

The creation - the work of DesignFootball.com member AdilAmalik - isn’t a huge departure from the current, “IRL” version, but rather it reintegrates the World-Cup-win-commemorating stars into the shield and creates some distance between the bold “ITALIA” legend and the FIGC detail lower down.

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