Second print, this one illustrating all 12 footballs from the FIFA World Cup tournaments starting in West Germany 1974 to Russia 2018.

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Bit more of a squeeze this one, getting all the balls & info in at a decent size…

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Balls go clockwise from the top, all the way round to the red & black Mechta design being used right now…

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although it wouldn’t surprise me if they change the ball colour/design for the actual 2018 final, in which case I’ll have to change my artwork too…

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First of a pair of prints depicting the history of World Cup Footballs. This artwork focuses on the Jules Rimet trophy years from the first World Cup in Uruguay 1930, to Mexico 1970, when Brazil won the trophy outright after 3 tournament victories.

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Includes all 9 World Cup Ball designs, from early lace-up models through to the innovative 32 panel Telstar in 1970, which I’ve arranged around the classy looking Jules Rimet trophy

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These balls were all leather, (so probably heavier) before fully synthetic leather footballs were introduced in the 80’s.

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This is a personal project focusing on all the World Cup Captains from the very first tournament in Uruguay 1930 up to Russia 2018.

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The project is divided in two parts. Part 1. concentrates on the Jules Rimet Trophy years 1930 -1970. Part 2. (coming soon) looks at the FIFA trophy years from 1974 to the present day.

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These are the nine captains who collected the stylish Jules Rimet trophy, from Uruguay’s Jose Nassazi in 1930 to Carlos Alberto of Brazil in 1970, when Brazil won the trophy outright after three tournament victories. Here’s the framed print…

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and a ‘Captains Roll Call’ Gif, including such legendary names as Italy’s Giuseppe Meazza, Brazil’s Hilderaldo Bellini and England’s Bobby Moore

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Illustrations for a picture story featuring Czech Republic tennis star Jana Novotna, in the new Print Edition of #ACE Magazine

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Jana finally won the Wimbledon singles final in 1998, after emotional defeats in 1993 and 1997

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The Duchess of Kent comforting a tearful Novotna after her defeat by Steffi Graf in 1993 has become one of Wimbledon’s iconic moments

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a couple of magazine page layouts…

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& magazine cover

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and finally!  …this Johanna Konta figure to cut-out and assemble!

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These drawings were for the latest edition of ACE, the LTA’s online tennis magazine, telling the story of Open Era Tennis from it’s beginning in 1968 to the present day.

Used black & white for illustrations of retro legends Ken Rosewall & Virginia Wade…

ken-rosewall-virginia-wade-tennisand colour for current stars Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic & Andy Murray…

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and Venus & Serena Williams…

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Here’s a few illustrations used in the story…

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