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Paul Sahre from OOPS and Jan Wilker from karlssonwilker talk about the beginning of WGDFC.
On a sunny summer day in 2004, Paul Sahre and Hjalti Karlsson drove to New Jersey and came back with a soccer trophy. Paul cut off one leg to make it foosball-relevant, and glued the loose leg onto a piece of wood. The coveted one-legged trophy was born, as well as the wooden runner-up trophy. It is a challenge cup, and over the years it was proudly displayed at the offices of OOPS, karlssonwilker, Doyle Partners, SiaEa, Knopf Publishing, and Penguin Books.
Last year's winners from Random House.
The WGDFC (World Graphic Design Foosball Championship) can look back on a glorious history.
It has been hosted by OOPS (Paul Sahre) and karlsson-wilker (Jan Wilker and Hjalti Karlsson) since its inception in 2004. After Jan bought a foosball table through Ebay in early 2004 (with cash from selling old design books to Strand), it didn't take long for Paul to discover Jan and Hjalti's new studio toy and make himself known as a serious contender (having had a table in his home growing up). Paul and Jan would play regularly, high on emotions, until one day the idea of a foosball evening with teams of friends and beer came up. (By that time, Hjalti had gotten the foosball bug and was ready to compete with Jan in an unbeatable team, theoretically.) The first WGDFC took place in 2004 on an old European-style foosball table, with 23 teams, at the offices of karlssonwilker. From then on, the tournament grew every year, in teams and competitiveness, and with more and more studios getting a foosball table to give their team(s) the necessary training grounds. In 2008, the WGDFC was played with "regionals" at four different design studios before the "elite 8" met at karlssonwilker later that same night to duke out the winner. In 2008 and 2009 the tournament was held at Fat Cats in the Village, due to the ever-growing number of eager participants. Since 2010 the WGDFC takes place at the spacious ADC gallery on 29th Street, with 4 tables. Overall the WGDFC is known for its endless flow of cheap beer and proud display of creative team jerseys. Half of the players are in it for the fun and shit-talking, the other half is in it to win the coveted one-legged trophy, which has been a challenge cup since the tournaments inception.
The Inaugural Team Outfit Competition:For the first time this year: The big team jersey contest!
The winning team of the 2012 WGDFC will receive a year of bragging rights, ADC memberships ($225 value), $200 PUMA gift certificates, and the strangely intriguing signature oversized PUMA shoe, representing all the asses that were kicked to win, as well as a 3-month subscription to Shutterstock ($709 value).
Inaugural Team Outfit Competition:
The winners of the inaugural Team Outfit Competition will receive a year-long subscription to Adobe's Creative Cloud to keep their creative juices flowing. Further, the 6 players of the top 3 teams receive the latest ADC Annual.
All Participating Teams & Attendees:
All players will receive PUMA wrist and headbands to keep them fresh throughout the tournament. And among all attendees, Print Magazine will give out 8 year-long magazine subscriptions! Shutterstock will hand out a 1-month subscription to their global marketplace for imagery ($249 value). In addition, the ADC will give out 4 of the latest ADC Annuals, 1 of the brand new Young Guns annuals ($100 value), and 1 ADC Festival pass for the ADC Festival in Miami, April 2013 ($750 value). Niiiiiice!
ELIGIBLE ARE OFFICIAL 2 PLAYER STUDIO
A team comprised of 2 creatives working work for the same design or advertising company and betterbe the official representatives of said company. In years past, non-eligible foosers posing as official team representatives have been publicly humiliated and driven from the event.
Don't let this be you!
Entry fee is $35 per team. This year's tournament
is limited to 64 teams. Further there is a limit of 2 teams per company. The WGDFC is a doubles tournament. It is played by the United States Table Soccer Association (U.S.T.S.A.) tournament rules.
It is a double elimination bracket tournament (everyone stays in the tournament until they lose twice).
Art Directors Club:
Welcome to the WGDFC archives, where you can peruse almost a decade worth of epic battles on and off the tables, in the conquest to have your name engraved on the trophy.
Random House wins 2011 WGDFC!
The WGDFC Top 13
WGDFC 2010 PARTICIPATING STUDIOS:
art + commerce
Bi's & Tri's Guys
Burton and Blackman
Friends & Family
Good Graphic Designer
Google Creative Lab NY
Gowanus Print Lab
Hoefler & Frere-Jones
Random House, Inc.
Spagnola & Associates
The Martin Agency
The pencil factory #514
The Rooster Design Group
THIS WAS THE WGDFC 2010
This is Getting Old: O.O.P.S. Again??!!!
karlssonwilker Wipes Out!
The Pencil Factory Represent/The Glitter Cannon Goes Off! It's True What They Say About Guys With Big Feet: Size 49 Pumas Take a Walk!
The Office of Paul Sahre (O.O.P.S.) claimed an unprecedented 3rd WGDFC title during the wee hours Saturday morning at the Art Director's Club in New York City. O.O.P.S. did it by the narrowest of margins, defeating studio MUNDAY (Chris Brand and Oliver Munday) during the deadlocked final game in the best of three Grand Final. With the score tied 4-4 and Eminem blaring from the loud speakers, BRUNDAY's Chris Brand (formerly of last years winner Penguin Books) executed a perfect wall pass and set up for his final (and up 'til this point, deadly) snake shot, only to be blocked by O.O.P.S's Jason Arias. Arias then calmly slammed home the decisive goal from the length of the table and then took a victory
lap on one of 2 Puma bikes awarded to the winning studio.
The absence of perennial graphic design foosball powerhouses Sia Ea Design and Ogivly's BIG meant the door was ajar for a number of studios. Mucca Design, Studio Kudos, Friends and Family and Philidelphia's 160/90 all made the Elite 8 this year. Other studios turning in stellar perfor-mances included: Ahl&Co, Landor, Atmosphere Proximity, Hansen and Doyle Partners.
The Icelandic team of MARANDROS also played some terrific foosball.
Karlssonwilker (Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker) had a great time as usual—but figuratively crashed out of the tournament— losing in the Elite 8 to 3rd place finisher Big Spaceship. Jan then literally crashed as well, this time on one
of the Puma bikes. He is reportedly OK.
Even without all of the compelling mono-foot play—and the absence of Felix Sockwell—it was a special evening:
– The Art Directors Club was rocking all night as the Brooklyn beer flowed freely.
– Twitter will never be the same thanks to #wgdfc and @chickfriedstike
– Scott Stowell's Open team won a game this year!
– The Fireball tables get rave reviews even if the Fireball logo did not.
– After a two year absence, it was nice to see former WGDFC Champ Chuck Robertson and Doyle Partners back in the fray.
– Graphic designer foosers will be picking glitter out of their knit hats until WGDFC 2011 courtesy of Jessica "Glitter Cannon" Hische.
– Speaking of which: Nice erasers Pencil Factory (The aforementioned Jessica H. and Jennifer Daniels)!
WGDFC 2010 would not have been so awesome
if not for the generous support of our sponsors:
Media partner GOOD Magazine!
And our host The Art Directors Club!
Special Thanks to our awesome WGDFC assistants: Alex, Jeremiah, Antonia, Roza, Sherry, Nina, Wanyi, Pedro and Jinah.
Thanks also to our main-man, ADC prez. Doug Jaeger for his help and support and to Olga Grisaitis and Hugo for their steady assistance.
Thanks as well to Victor Lam, ace foosballer, Fireball rep. and thankfully, non-graphic designer.
We would again like to thank both Pentagram teams for not designing Friday night.
And finally, has anyone seen Ji Lee? He was last seen walking west on 29th street (destination unknown) wearing the size 49 Pumas.
The WGDFC Top 13
1. O.O.P.S. (1)
3. Big Spaceship
5. Mucca Design
7. Friends and Family
8. Studio Kudos
9. Opto Design
10. Global Hue
12. The Bubble Process
WGDFC 2010 PARTICIPATING STUDIOS:
Google Creative Lab
OOPS (Office of Paul Sahre)
Friends & Family
CREATE THE GROUP
Friends and Family
Office of Joon Mo Kang
The Bubble Process
Harper Collins Publishers
Simon and Schuster
Tangent Graphic F.C.
You Fooz, You Lose
THIS WAS THE WGDFC 2009
GHOST OF JAN TSCHICHOLD SMILES AS PENGUIN GROUP TAKES THE ONE-LEGGED TROPHY
ART DIRECTORS CLUB STILL STANDING
Penguin Group stunned the graphic design foosball establishment by sweeping thru the WGDFC and claiming the coveted one-legged trophy for 2009. After essentially getting sand kicked in their faces with a quick exit in 2008, the team of Chris Brand and George Baier transformed themselves into the tournament’s 300 lb. gorilla in the off-season. Thru-out the night they crushed all opposition with a combination of george’s steady defense and chris’ unstoppable snake shot. They eventually met and defeated former WGDFC champ Sia Ea design in the best of 3 grand final.
Noticeably absent from contention was last years winner, Office of Paul Sahre (O.O.P.S.) who impotently failed to make the elite 8 for the first time. karlssonwilker faired better but were again playing more and more sloppily as the evening progressed (some say it was the beer) and were eventually taken out of the tournament by some team (they can’t remember who).
In all, 68 teams packed the Art Directors Club, played foosball, drank beer and had a great time. 2 of those teams were the winners of separate satellite graphic design foosball tournaments in Minneapolis (Little & Co.) and Washington, DC (Fleishman-Hillard). By winning their respective tournaments, each team was awarded a bye to the elite 8, where Fleishman-Hillard showed themselves worthy, making
it to the semi-finals.
Although the event had a new local, some constants from previous WGDFC’s remained:
-Rods were lubricated
-Large quantities of beer were consumed/karlssonwilker got shitfaced
-Foosball was played
What could be better than that.
See you next Year!
THIS WAS WGDFC 2008
MONDAY NOVEMBER 17, 2008
One-Legged Trophy Returns to 14th Street
as O.O.P.S. Recaptures Title
NYC now short an estimated 1000
cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon
New media designers remind Everyone that print is dead
In what turned out to be a rematch of the 2007 finals, O.O.P.S. (1) defeated Sia Ea Design to regain the title of World Graphic Design Foosball Champion Title of 2008. It was a complete and unexpected reversal of fortune for Sia Ea and partner Luis Gonzales from last year, when they swept O.O.P.S. (1) out of the tournament in straight games. This year O.O.P.S. returned the favor. Certainly a difference maker for O.O.P.S. was the stellar defensive play of Peter Ahlberg, who somehow slowed Sia Ea Design’s, Luis, whose virtually unreadable pull shot was the difference last year. That, and THWACK! Paul’s snake shot was ON ON ON.
And where was karlssonwilker? First of all, drinking. Secondly losing easily to O.O.P.S. (1) in the winners bracket finals, only to lose to Sia Ea in the losers bracket finals after crushing them earlier in the regional. But they sure had a fabulous time. Great skills were shown by Big Spaceship and Your Majesty. Ogilvys BIG still going strong, but had seen better years. A March Madness-type regional tournament was again implemented, with the 61 teams being split up to play the opening rounds at three separate locations (Pentagram, Sterling Brands and Fat Cat bar). The winners of the winner and loser brackets at each regional then travelled to (or stayed at) Fat Cat for the “Elite 8” final round.
SOME WGDFC FIRSTS FOR 2008:
Most testosterone in a foosball match:
Big Spaceship vs. Your Majesty.
Loudest foosball match ever: Big Spaceship (1)
vs. O.O.P.S (1).
Longest goal: In a match at the Pentagram regional, Biete Pietrek of Number 17 pined a ball which was half way into her own goal, and in one motion, skipped the ball to one side and shot it all the way down the table for a goal on the other end.
Most PBRs: Hjalti Karlsson (13). Man, those Icelanders can sure drink, now that the
country is broke.
Weirdest Winning Gesture: Paul Sahres fist pumpin madness after winning against Big Spaceship
Nicest Welcoming Line to an opponent: “You Guys Suck” by the always friendly Jan Wilker.
First O.G.D. (Original Graphic Designer) Challenge: To avoid a repeat of last years infiltration of non-graphic designer foosers,
a sealed, super-secret ”Are You A Graphic Designer? Test” envelope was delivered to each regional, with instructions in the event that any
of the participants suspected there was a non-graphic designer playing. Losers bracket winner Big Spaceship (2) was called out during the Pentagram regional, almost getting thrown out of the tournament when they were unable to answer the question: “What does P.M.S. stand for?”
But they were gladly allowed to continue playing after saying oh, PMS, that’s a print thing” and explaining that they are new media designers.
Even without an appearance by Mr. Felix Sockwell, it was the best WGDFC yet. Also, sorry to all the kids in Williamsburg and Lower East Side for drinking up all the PBR in the New York Metropolitan area.
See You All Next Year!
WGDFC 2008 TOP 12:
1. O.O.P.S. (Office of Paul Sahre) (1)
2. Sia Ea Graphic Design
4. Your Majesty (1)
5. Big Spaceship (1)
6. Big Spaceship (2)
7. BIG (2)
8. A2A Graphics (1)
9. 160 Over 90
10. Design Notes
11. Sterling (1)
12. Your Majesty (2)
Doyle Partners Chickens Out
Foosball is Played, Beer is Drank, Shit Gets Stolen
Non-designer Foosers Get Booed
New “Regional” Format Gets Mixed Reviews
A new champion was crowned at the 2007 The World Graphic Design Foosball Championship as last years winner, Doyle Partners, didn’t show up to defend their title. This opened the door for Sia Ea Graphic Design (last year's 9th place finisher), which stormed thru, losing only one game all night to take the one-legged trophy.
Due to overflow crowds at last years tournament, a March Madness-type regional tournament was implemented this year, with the 78 teams being split up to play the opening rounds at four separate locations (North: Pentagram, South: Number 17, East: karlssonwilker inc., and West:Type Directors Club). The winners of the winner and loser brackets at each regional then travelled to the offices of karlssonwilker and O.O.P.S. for the elite 8 final rounds.
In the end, most elite of all was Sia Ea Graphic Design. The combination of Sia’s flashy defense coupled with partner Luis Gonzales unemotional, workman-like pull-shot (someone shouting “one trick pony!”) spelled doom for all challengers. This included former WGDFC champ O.O.P.S. (1) (Paul Sahre & Michiel van Wijngaarden), who were beaten twice by Sia and Luis. First in the winners bracket final and then later in the grand final.
O.O.P.S. (1) won the South Regional and faced the North regional winner Little and Company (Jamie Parker and Craig Phillips), beating the Minneapolis team to set up its first match-up with Sia Ea Design.
The East Regional winner, karlssonwilker (Hjalti & Jan) had the misfortune of facing the North champ, Sia Ea Design in the winners bracket semis. This best of three was quite possibly the best foosball ever played by graphic designers. In a seesaw match, Sia Ea squeaked by karlssonwilker (5-4, 4-5, 5-3).
Meanwhile, in the losers bracket, Dreamo, a newcomer to the tournament—who couldn’t tell the difference between Helvetica and Comic Sans—nonetheless raised the level of play and the noise level as they were almost booed out of the South regional after being asked to show their AIGA card by Mike Essl and not being able to produce it. They were eventually knocked out of the tournament by the rods of KW after they beat the Hi Lite Media team in the first round of the losers bracket final.
Perennial foosball and branding powerhouse BIG (1) again made it to the losers bracket semi-final by beating Perfect Fools and Little and Company only to be frustrated again by KW.
Although failing to advance past their regional, other teams put in a strong showing this year: Pentagram (2) was narrowly beaten in the losers bracket final of the North Regional. The loud and reportedly loaded crowd doing their best to help the home team. Knopf once again put in a strong performance at the South Regional as did AR Media, and the home teams: Number 17 (1 & 2). The East Regional teams from Fathom (1) and Razorfish played well as The New York Times Magazine and Fathom (2) from the West region (the Type Directors Club).
Even with the extra travel, the combination of some excellent foosball, fun and beer made for a near-perfect evening. Although, whomever stole the plastic dog from karlssonwilker: YOU'RE SO LAME!
We also look forward to seeing some excellent examples of graphic design on these sites in the near future:
See you all next year!
(except the idiot who stole the plastic dog)
See picture from the 2007 event
WGDFC 2007 TOP 12
1. Sia Ea Graphic Design
2. O.O.P.S. (1) Office of Paul Sahre
4. BIG (1)
5. Little and Company
7. Hi Lite Media
8. Perfect Fools
9. Fathom (1)
10. Pentagram (2)
12. The New York Times Magazine
New Champion Crowned at the 2006 World Graphic Design Foosball Championship
Evening Marred by Public Drunkenness, Poor Sportsmanship, Cheap Beer, and, Yes, Fun.
Newcomer Big Spaceship (1) Make Statement With Strong Play and Loud Pie-Holes.
Controversy swirled after Doyle Partners walked away last night with the One-Legged Trophy as World Graphic Design Foosball Champions for 2006.
Accusations of poor sportsmanship and tea-totaling being aimed at the new world champions and counter claims of public drunkenness and trash-talking pointed in the direction of co-host karlssonwilker.
Finger-pointing aside, Doyle Partners’ team of Chuck Robertson and Martin Islet won this year’s championship the hard way: On the road. They defeated the defending champion O.O.P.S. (1) (sponsored by A2A Graphics), in the winners bracket quarter finals and dispatched the 2004 WGDFC champ karlssonwilker in the winners bracket finals. After KW beat O.O.P.S (1) in the losers bracket final, Doyle Partners defeated KW again in the tense and oddly quiet atmosphere of the tournament final. Although once again, Felix Sockwell (of team Fuchswell) was unable to hold back his emotions and served as commentator for the final match, and was extremely funny or just plain insulting, depending on which side you were on...
A number of newcomers to the tournament put in strong showings: Frame 11, Sia Ea Graphic Design and both teams of Big Spaceship each playing well. Big Spaceship (1) taking the roll of the school yard bully with a combination of strong armed play and intimidating trash-talk. Their tournament ended with a whimper however as they were taken down to earth in the losers bracket semi-finals, at the hands of the defending champion O.O.P.S. (1).
The 2 teams from Ogilvy's B.I.G. had obviously practiced hard for this year's tournament, but eventually fell short with BIG (1) finishing 5th overall. Sagmeister Inc. and Princeton Architectural Press obviously didn't practice at all, but were seen having a good time anyway, as were a large number of non-playing visitors this year.
We were also happy to welcome 2 Icelandic teams this year; neither of which were remotely successful in the tournament, but on a night like this, no one seemed to care, including them.
This years tournament featured the largest turnout yet, with 50 teams making for cramped conditions and long bathroom lines throughout the entire evening.
We want to say thanks to both Pentagram teams for not designing that night.
See you all next year!
FINAL 2006 WGDFC TOP TEN
1. Doyle Partners
2. karlssonwilker inc.
3. O.O.P.S. (1) (Office of Paul Sahre)
4. Big Spaceship (1)
5. Ogilvy's B.I.G. (1)
6. Frame 11
7. Big Spaceship (2)
9. Sia Ea Graphic Design
9. Funky LP’s
10. Bova Design 5000
WGDFC 2006 PARTICIPATING STUDIOS
(in no particular order)
01) MTV (1) New York, USA.
Players: Anthony Annandono & Melissa Scott
02) Number Seventeen (1) New York, USA.
03) Big Spaceship (1) New York, USA.
Players: Josh Hirsch & Christian Johansson
04) Chris Sergio Design New York, USA.
Players: Chris Sergio & Misha Gervits
05) Everlast New York, USA.
Players: Jaci Raia & Brian Emerson
06) Sia Ea Graphic Design New York, USA.
Players: Sia Ea & Luis Gonzalez
07) The Cooper Union New York, USA.
Players: Mike Essl & Seth Labenz
08) My Orb New York, USA.
Players: Lucie & Michael
09) karlssonwilker inc. New York, USA.
Players: Hjalti Karlsson & Jan Wilker
10) Frame Eleven New York, USA.
Players: Pablo Kirschke & Darko Karas
11) Avenue A | Razorfish New York, USA.
Players: Russ Yusupov & Katie Kosma
12) Princeton Architectural Press 1 New York, USA.
Players: Deb & Jan Haux
13) Anne Klein New York, USA.
Players: Vera Karlsson & Pissy Palone
14) C&G Partners USA
& France. Players: Sarah Pokora & Justine Gaxotte
15) Rad Mountain New York, USA.
Players: Garrett Morin & Ryan Walker
16) Roger Bova Design 5000 New York, USA.
Players: Roger Bova & Ella Smolarz
17) Wolff-Olins (1) New York, USA.
Players: John Paul Chirdon & Christian Butte
18) Tender New York, USA.
Players: Adam Berninger & Dean Di Simone
19) Forest Virginia, USA.
Players: Archie Lee Coates 4 & Joel Speasmaker
20) Renegade New York, USA.
Players: Lillian Coryn & Michael Surtees
21) Ogilvy's BIG (1) New York, USA.
Players: Christian Cervantes & Jason Nuttal
22) Pentagram (1) New York, USA.
Players: Nina Boesch & David Yun
23) O.O.P.S. (2) New York, USA.
Players: Joon Mo Kang & Loren Flaherty
24) Trollboock + Company New York, USA.
Players: Lloyd Alvarez & Christina Regg
25) Fuchswell Inc. New York, USA.
Players: Felix Sockwell & Thomas Fuchs
26) A2A Graphics New York, USA.
Players: Jordan Winnick & Chris Brand
27) Metalcore Iceland. Players: Alli Metall & TBA
28) New York Times Op-Ed New York, USA.
Players: Brian Rea & TBA
29) Wolff-Olins (2) New York, USA.
Players: Masha Zolotarsky & Tizianna Haug
30) Knopf Publishing New York, USA.
Players: John Gall & TBA
31) Open New York, USA.
Players: Scott Stowell & TBA
32) Princeton Architectural Press 2
New York, USA.
Players: Paul & Dorothy
33) Futuretrash New York, USA.
Players: Wyeth Hansen & Ryan Dunn
34) Number Seventeen 2 New York, USA.
35) Doyle Partners New York, USA.
Players: Chuck Robertson & Martin Iselt
36) MTV 2 New York, USA.
Players: Kevin Serapilio & Michael Tennant
37) Courtesy Ben Haynes & Stewdio
New York, USA.
Players: Benjamin Haynes & Stewart Smith
38) O.O.P.S. 1 New York, USA.
Players: Paul Sahre & Ulrike Schwach
39) Dresscode New York, USA.
Players: Dan & Andre
40) Flat New York, USA.
Players: Petter Ringbom & Dan Arbello
41) Big Spaceship (2) New York, USA.
Players: Caleb Johnston & Cathy Davenport
42) Ogilvy's BIG (2) New York, USA.
Players: Apirat Infahsaeng & David Harlan
43) New York Times (2) New York, USA.
Players: Rodrigo Honeywell & Aviva Michaelov
44) Bumble & Bumble New York, USA.
Players: Karin Kleen & Adriana Deleo
45) Degrippes Gobe New York, USA.
Players: Adam Augustyn & Dean Nicastro
46) Sagmeister Inc. New York, USA.
Players: Matze Ernstberger & Craig Toomey
47) Ahlberg and Mapes New York, USA.
Players: Peter Ahlberg & A.J. Mapes
48) Kitchen Studio Iceland. Players: The Rolling Stone & Icelandic Holmes
49) Funky LP's New York, USA.
50) Pentagram 2 New York, USA.
Players: Drew Freeman & Julia Hoffmann
"The Office of Paul Sahre (O.O.P.S.) defeated defending champion karlssonwilker inc. to win the 2005 World Graphic Design Foosball Championship. It was sweet revenge for O.O.P.S. who avoided a repeat of its 2004 finals loss.
The difference this year was the brilliant goal play of Joon Moo Kang, who again and again blocked Jan Wilker's 3-man pull shot. 3rd place in the tournament went to Doyle Partners, who advanced to the losers bracket final by defeating the Funky LP's in 3 games. Doyle then lost to karlssonwilker, ending a strong run by DP's Robertson and Iselt. Fuchswell, who was thought to be one of the frontrunners in this year's tournament, was knocked out by the all female team of Kirshenbaum Bond and Partners. Despite the threat of a transit strike, the cold weather and the proximity to Christmas, the tournament was much larger and louder than last year. This year’s tournament was played on 3 tornado tables. Of this year's tournament field of 44 teams, other strong showings came from Ogilvy's B.I.G., James Victore Inc., Number 17, and Sagmeister Inc."
WGDFC 2005 TOP TEN
2. karlssonwilker inc.
3. Doyle Partners
4. Funky LP's
5. Ogilvy’s B.I.G.
6. Child Labor
7. Number 17
8. Sagmeister Inc.
9. Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners
All 2005 participating teams:
Pentagram, Number 17, OPEN, Random House, Doyle Partners, Studio of Brian Ponto, Wolff-Olins, James Victore Inc., MTV, Kirshenbaum Bond & Partners, Desgrippes Gobe, Sagmeister Inc., Office of Paul Sahre (O.O.P.S.), Ahlberg & Mapes Studio, New York Times Magazine, New York Times Op-Ed, Dresscode, forofficeuseonly, karlssonwilker inc., Ogilvy’s B.I.G., Fuchswell,
Child Labour, Power Design 5000, Grey’s G2, Kraftworks, Selikoff+Company.
"The first ever World Graphic Design Foosball Championship. The mother of everything else to come. With 23 teams participating, it was a great display of sportsmanship by everyone, and karlssonwilker inc. won over Paul Sahre's O.O.P.S. What else is there to say?"
WGDFC 2004 TOP TEN
1. karlssonwilker inc.
3. Funky LP's
7. Brian Rea Illustration
9. Doyle Partners
10. New York Times
All 2004 participating teams:
Pentagram, OPEN, Doyle Partners, James Victore Inc., MTV/Supreme, Office of Paul Sahre (O.O.P.S.), The New York Times, karlssonwilker inc., Chermayeff & Geismar, Carbone Smolan Agency, Bova Design, Knickerbocker, Martin + Kinon, Sockwell, Evan Gaffney Design, Knopf, Brian Rea Illustration, Fuchsball,
Design Machine, Princeton Architectural Press, Leadbased, Bronx Museum, The Funky LP's.
Jan Wilker and Hjalti Karlsson from karlssonwilker playing Paul Sahre from OOPS