'Peter Beardsley and Alan Shearer' print

Work Portfolio Piece, Not for sale
'Peter Beardsley and Alan Shearer' print

Newcastle United's Peter Beardsley and Alan Shearer as 1997 Panini stickers (2017)

A3 in size - Inks, pencils, coloured card and wood-effect vinyl

This commission was a real treat as I got to add a twist to my usual icon art. The task was to put these two Newcastle United icons in one portrait but I didn't want to do an illsutration of them hugging on a pitch somewhere or two framed portraits so I came up with this Panini sticker idea. Two stickers on top of a kitchen table somewhere. It was a nice reminisce back to my childhood of collecting, swapping and sticking these little beauties. I wanted to be accurate too so I based the stickers on the 1997 Panini sticker template, which was the only season Beardsley and Shearer played together in the same Newcastle United team. If something's worth doing, it's worth doing right and all that! The finished piece was a gift for a die hard NUFC fan and he was happy as larry with the end result.

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