The 11 Series by Ty Palmer
Football-inspired artist Ty Palmer recently reached out to AFR to share his latest collection. It’s based on the classic roots of the game, when defenders didn’t wear the number 37 and strikers couldn’t legitimately wear the number 2.
In his words… I felt the need to challenge myself with an illustrated portrait series, so I decided I would create a series of posters of my favorite footballers to wear 1 - 11. This project gained spirit with my work with the futbol artist network. I have loved the beautiful game for as long as I can remember, and I wanted to commemorate the genius of the game. Each poster uses the specific color palette of either the crest or kit of the team to dictate the composition. Mixed in each piece is the respected stadiums of each player, which are lightly ghosted within the work.
From Cruyff to Carlos Alberto, you can view Ty’s full 11 series here. We’ve also featured Ty’s work on AFR as part of the MLS x Futbol Artist Network collaboration for jersey week. Posted by Eric.