Navigation

If you're an artist, photographer, graphic designer or just an amateur who does the odd doodle, we want to see your Arsenal-related work. 

If you would like your pictures to be featured on this page or want to recommend the work of someone else then drop us a line via the CONTACT page. Be sure to include the word 'Art' in the title. 


Thursday
Dec202012

Arsenal stars by 8 Bit Football  

Sound your nostalgia klaxons now. If you ever owned a Nintendo Entertainment System, or for that matter any of its contemporaries, you'll love the playfully subversive work of 8 Bit Football.

Harking back to an age when gamers had their appetites satiated by lo-fi graphics and addictive gameplay,  Matheus - the man behind the 8 Bit Football concept - skilfully captures contemporary and retro football snippets by emphasising distinctive personal player traits using a stripped-down technique you might initially think wouldn't lend itself to such attention to detail. His work is a surefire example that 'less is more'...

We've selected three Arsenal-related works, above Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry during the 'Invincibles' season and below Thomas Vermaelen ahead of this season's North London derby and a moustachioed David Seaman getting ready to face Germany's similarly hirsute Rudi Voller in Euro '96.

Click to read more ...

Friday
Nov162012

Andrey Arshavin by Evgeny Parfenov

Freelance illustrator Evgeny Parfenov has apparently worked for the likes of Rolling Stone, GQ, Newsweek and Playboy, but it wasn’t until we saw an illustration of Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke in this month’s Sports Illustrated that we were alerted to his talents.

A couple of clicks later and we discovered the rest of Evgeny’s portfolio including this gem of Andrey Arshavin which we think might have been done ahead of Russia’s escapades in Euro 2008 – there’s something discernibly socialist realist about the depiction. Perhaps he was dreaming of a bright future at Arsenal…

Anyway, we thought we’d share it. You can check out more of Evgeny’s work here.

Tuesday
Oct232012

The North London Derby by Richard Swarbrick

You may well recognise Richard Swarbrick’s work from a recent television commercial for The Sun where he turned Wayne Rooney’s superb overhead kick in the Manchester derby into an animated work of art.

In the images above and below Richard turns his attention to three much-cherished Arsenal goals…all scored in the second half of last season’s North London derby with Spurs.

In the first illustration you can see Tomas Rosicky’s deft effort from close range to put the Gunners 3-2 in front, while the second captures Theo Walcott’s quick-fire killer brace.

Click to read more ...

Monday
Oct152012

The Final Salute by John Cooper

It seems like only yesterday that Arsenal left Highbury for pastures new and yet six years have already passed. 

For those who had the chance to soak up the atmosphere and the architecture of our former home the memories will always be cherished. Thankfully for less fortunate Gooners for whom a visit to 'the Home of Football' was not possible the stadium's last days have been beautifully captured by a number of professional and amateur photographers.

John Cooper who visited the ground in the build-up to 'the Final Salute' and was present for the last game of the season against Wigan is firmly in the former camp and his images pay testament to his talent. 

Looking back on the days he spent in May, 2006 with camera in hand he reflects:

"I decided to take a walk around the stadium the day before 'The Final Salute' as I only live 20 minutes away. 

"It was really quite an odd experience, there were loads of people milling around, taking photos and kind of waiting for something to happen - it was all a bit dumb because it would all happen the following day!" 

Do please take a look at the gallery of John's images here - they're a wonderful trip down memory lane.

You can also view them and more of John's portfolio on Flickr and you can follow John on Twitter @atomicshed

Wednesday
Oct102012

Rocky by Steve Welsh

Following the success of his recent Highbury image, Middlesbrough fan and illustrator Steve Welsh has turned his attention to Gunners legend David Rocastle.

Here’s what he had to say about the project:

“David has very quickly become the most requested player I’ve been asked to draw, so I thought I’d better give it a go.

“I felt it was important to ensure the Rocastle family were OK with me choosing “Rocky” as my subject. So I was delighted when his son, Ryan Rocastle, gave his backing to the piece.

“The quote I have used is from David himself and reads: ‘Remember who you are, what you are, and who you represent.’”

You can buy this print from Steve’s shop and can see the rest of his work here. You can also follow him on Twitter @miniboro_dotcom

For those too young to appreciate Rocky in his pomp, check out this video tribute from some of his peers.