Norwich City v Derby County
Sky Bet Championship
Saturday October 28, 2017
The home fixture against Derby County stirs up happy memories for Norwich City fans from when the two sides met in April 2011. In that game, hat-trick hero Simeon Jackson netted an injury-time winner to boost hopes of automatic promotion with a 3-2 victory. The goal sent Carrow Road into a moment of utter chaos, brilliantly summed up by match commentator Neil Adams with his immortal words ‘Time’s up! The place is going bananas!’
This memorable quote has been celebrated on our matchday programme cover for this seasons encounter between The Canaries and The Rams. Norwich based printmaker Paul McNeill has combined his letterpress and screen printing skills to create a typographic piece of artwork, paying tribute to that unforgettable moment 6 years ago.
"My work is often typographical and I try to include some humour in there. This piece for Norwich City was created using antique wooden letterpress. The main font is a sans extra bold condensed and the ‘bananas’ font is a decorative type sometimes called Cooktent – it came from a collection in Gorleston that was donated to the museum. The type was locked up into a chase, to hold the letters in place, then printed on an 1840 Albion press. The letters were coated with an oil based ink and then pressed against paper, with each print being hand pulled."
Words by Cover Artist, Paul McNeill
To celebrate the artwork further we have released a limited edition run of prints, hand signed by the artist and available to buy now from our online shop.
by Paul McNeill
Limited edition print
40cm x 30cm
Arcoset uncoated 190gsm
Individually numbered & embossed
Hand signed by the artist
Edition of 10