Matchday 18

Norwich City v Swansea City

Sky Bet Championship
Friday March 8, 2019
Kick–off 7.45pm


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"I’m an illustrator from Leamington Spa. Last year I graduated from Leeds Arts University with a degree in Illustration. Since graduating I’ve been working as a freelance illustrator creating artwork for sports brands such as Formula 1, World Rugby Sevens and NFL. I’ve also been commissioned to create murals and artwork for client boxes at Wembley and Twickenham. I’ve always been passionate about sport, especially football, so to have the opportunity to work on these commissions has been exciting and rewarding.

I enjoy illustrating people and try to capture personality as well as conveying the dynamism of sport. I start my creative process with several pencil sketches or roughs and then create the final artwork digitally by drawing on a graphics tablet. When I was asked to illustrate Norwich City legend Ian Culverhouse, I thought of that kit which is so synonymous with Norwich in the early 90’s. I’ve integrated shapes and colours inspired by the kit design within the image as if bursting out from the shirt."

Words by Cover Artist, Ben Farr

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To further celebrate this seasons Portrait of an Icon cover artwork, we've released print editions of every piece which are available to buy now from our online shop.


Ian Culverhouse

by Ben Farr

Portrait print
40cm x 30cm
Arcoset uncoated 190gsm
Individually hand embossed
Open edition