I recently ended up speaking to the good people at In Bed With Maradona (IBWM). They asked if i’d be up for the challenge of adapting my style and applying it to some of the big name players of the last 30 years (Cruyff, Van Baasten, Romario, Gazza, Maradona etc).
For my first piece i decided to tackle the IBWM brand itself, so set about creating a Maradona illustration. I borrowed from the styles of both Argentina 78 plus Mexico 70 and 86. Speaking of 86 the panels of the ball are made up of finger prints. The theme of the poster is that despite what he achieved during his career and despite how he ‘should’ be remembered, Maradona will always be tarnished / tainted by the handball incident of 86 i.e. his prints will always be there etc.
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