‘Football Mishmash’ is a massive hand-drawn illustration created from over 500 famous and infamous incidents from the history of football and featuring approximately 2000 individual characters.
‘Football Mishmash’ features everything from Geoff Hurst’s goal in the 1966 World Cup Final to Rene Higuita’s incredible ‘Scorpion Kick’ for Colombia; the tragedy of the Hillsborough Disaster, to Zinedine Zidane’s notorious headbutt on Marco Materazzi in the 2006 World Cup Final; Sylvester Stallone’s penalty save in the movie Escape to Victory, to a timeline of David Beckham, and perhaps more importantly, his haircuts!
How Football Mishmash was made:
Started in April 2012 & completed in February 2013, Football Mishmash took Alex Bennett approximately 1800 hours to complete.A great deal of attention was spent researching this project, ensuring football kits and clothing were as accurate as possible to picking the brains of friends to see what incidents throughout they could recall.
All characters and incidents have been individually drawn. Once inked, I would scan and colour the drawing in Photoshop. I would then drag the illustration into the main image, placing it in a suitable position.
Your Football Mishmash poster is 69cm (height) x 99cm (width) and is printed on 170g high quality paper with a gloss finish.
Each print will be hand signed by it’s creator Alex Bennett in the bottom right hand corner.
Your poster will come in a sturdy cylinder cardboard tube.
Also, if you’re looking to frame Football Mishmash, Ikea stock the perfect 70 x 100cm size…cheap too!