Fantasista Q&A

Far more than just a social network, Twitter has blossomed within the past few years to become the ultimate tool for artists to share their work, gain feedback, generate interest and interact with those who admire their art. The artists behind the Fantasista – The Art of the Number 10 exhibition are the powering forces behind the rise of the ‘football artist’ in the digital age, and have harnessed Twitter’s unique networking capabilities in order to share their talent with a broader audience. Continue reading

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The concept is simple

Wayne Rooney by Richard SwarbrickWhen one English artist became an overnight YouTube sensation last year, it was a catalyst for a growing appreciation of football as an art subject, as well as pure entertainment. Gareth Bale’s rip-roaring display over two legs against Inter Milan was memorable in itself, but when Spurs fan Richard Swarbrick immortalised his hat trick and match-winning contributions over both games in the form of a hand drawn animation which immediately went viral, it became the stuff of legend. Continue reading

The Beautiful game

Artwork by Dan Leydon, Steve Welsh and Haarala HamiltonAs football fans, we are constantly treated to a veritable feast of visual delights. A Cruyff turn here, a Panenka penalty there; a feint; a stepover; a sea of scarves on a colourful terrace, or just a stadium bathed in floodlights on a chilly evening. Some things stay with us forever; images, shapes and patterns that remind us of certain players, matches, moments in our own lives or whole generations. We might not even know it at the time. Continue reading

The Fantasista animation is coming…..

Do you remember this? Richard has a new one on the way…. coming Wednesday 31st

 

 

 

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