Football is the great leveller. We all hate Chelsea and ITV’s coverage of The World Cup. We all love Liverpool Football Club and Lionel Messi. This is my latest Arabic vibe. There isn’t a translation of Beautiful Game but my friend Hatana assures me Mobarat Jameela and Mobarat Korat Kadam Kaeeaa are very close. This isn’t my cynical attempt to get an invite to the World Cup in Qatar, but I would go, If asked. My football mascot character Vuvu is tipping Arjen Robben, not to dive in the next World Cup game.
Limited Editioned Screen Prints – All prints are signed / foil blocked and screen printed on 200gsm Fabriano Academia. Prints are A2 in size – 420 mm wide x 594 mm high.
Watch this space. Proceeds of an upcoming auction of this work will be donated to refugees in Syria and Gaza. The Event is organised by Hatana El Jarn. More details to follow @mickeyshona
This is my contribution to http://www.idontlovesoccer.co.uk/ It’s a publication and Exhibition – part of a Liverpool Art School Graphic Design & Illustration Staff Project, based on an essay by Umberto Eco. Myself and colleagues have produced a riso Publication and Exhibition in celebration of the World Cup 2014. We’ve had a low key launch at Liverpool best and coolest coffee and scran gaff – the legendary Bold Street Coffee. If you’re really clever you should be able to work out what the text says. If, like me and Stephen Hawking you’re off the scale – see if you can work out the significance of the blue marks.
I created a foil blocked character Vuvu, he’s based on all those irrelevant football mascots that end up in the bargain bins. you’ll see him used throughout the summer on a series of editioned screen prints, I’m producing. Sepp Blatter keeps texting, asking if he can have a free print.
Below: is a foil blocked detail – The foil blocking is was applied by Wendy from the small but perfectly brilliant design studio Stride Studio – Watch this space