A morning like any other, by Dan Leydon
After Messi picked up his fourth consecutive Ballon D’Or, I thought AFR’s audience would appreciate the humour of my take on where he keeps the trophies themselves. I wanted to communicate how unaffected by personal trophies he is. After some deliberation I came to the conclusion that the best way to do this was to show him integrating the pieces into his everyday life. In a way, this mundane task also humanises him.
In reference to the artwork itself, I’ve wanted to do comics that communicate without using speech. Hopefully they are that bit more immersive than my regular work.
Pele and Andy Warhol.
Total Football! Total Terror!
This is an idea I’ve had for a while - to make a film poster that pokes fun at the British culture of football and it’s differences to the continental ideals upheld by Holland, Spain, Germany, France & Italy to name just a few. After reading a brilliant Barney Ronay article about the English FA’s new Snazzodrome, I got the inspiration I needed to do this. I quite enjoyed making it and it’s also very different to my usual style. I also used Hitchcock as inspiration and only added my short description after watching his clever and sarcastic trailer for ‘The Birds’.
I hope you enjoy it! :)
Different Era, Different Breed
I wanted to show the differences between players in the Premier league and players before its inception. What better way than their kit bags?
Eric Cantona at 17.