Cruijff cartoons

March 24 this year the Dutch football player Johan Cruijff died.

I had totally forgotten I made some cartoons for a kind of ‘management brochure’, based on quotes of Cruijff (he was known for his oracle like expressions).
Looking at the cartoons is also found a few that were rejected. You could say that I’m late with posting these cartoons, but I prefer to call it a ‘respectful delay’.

I’ve tried to translate the quote to English and put the original Dutch quote underneath.

"als je voor elke positie de beste speler kiest, heb je nog geen sterk elftal maar een team dat als los zand uiteen valt" (Cruijff)
Choose the best player for every position, and you’ll end up not with a strong XI, but with 11 strong 1’s.”

(“Als je voor elke positie de beste speler kiest, heb je nog geen sterk elftal maar een team dat als los zand uiteen valt”)

 

The next one was deemed too difficult (which is a bit ironic, but also true)

"Je gaat het pas zien als je het door hebt."
“You wont see it until you get it”.
Text on the bill board: “D.vers.on”

(“Je gaat het pas zien als je het door hebt.”)

The next one I expected to be rejected but wasn’t.
That made it an interesting asignment:
cartoons didn’t get rejected because they were deemed too risky or too confrontational, but because they were not adding to the message.

"Je moet schieten anders kan je niet scoren". Translation: "You have got to shoot, otherwise you can't score."
“You have got to shoot, otherwise you can’t score.”

(“Je moet schieten anders kan je niet scoren”)

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