The Canaries inspire unique collection of yellow and green-themed art

Matt Whitehead, creative director of Patterns of Play, with Tilly Larrington-Spencer, studio manager

Matt Whitehead, creative director of Patterns of Play, with Tilly Larrington-Spencer, studio manager, and their baby two-month-old Ernie Whitehead, and some of the artwork for the front covers of OTBC programmes. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The Canaries and the beautiful game have inspired a unique collection of yellow and green-themed art.

Matt Whitehead, creative director of Patterns of Play, with Tilly Larrington-Spencer, studio manager

Matt Whitehead, creative director of Patterns of Play, with Tilly Larrington-Spencer, studio manager, and their baby two-month-old Ernie Whitehead, and some of the artwork for the front covers of OTBC programmes. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has teamed up with Norwich City Football Club for the project which sees a new piece of NCFC-inspired artwork revealed on the front page of the matchday programme for each of the home games at Carrow Road this season.

'It's a really exciting opportunity for Patterns of Play and also all of the artists involved,' said 33-year-old Matt Whitehead, who runs Patterns of Play with his partner Tilly Larrington-Spencer, 23, from their city home near NCFC.

'For each of the home games this season we have selected a different artist and asked them to create their own take on celebrating Norwich City Football Club.

'The artists have come up with all sorts of different designs, either featuring iconic moments from the club or celebrating the club more generally.

Front covers of OTBC programmes with different artists supplying the artwork. Picture: DENISE BRADLE

Front covers of OTBC programmes with different artists supplying the artwork. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018


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'There's a complete range of artwork and styles which is what Patterns of Play is all about.

'There's typographic designs, canvas painting, and one artist has even done a collage made out of Panini stickers.'

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He said he was delighted with the huge range of art that the project had created so far and said that they were looking forward to revealing a special Patterns of Play front cover for the programme for Norwich City's FA Cup match with Chelsea this coming Saturday.

On one of the previous matchday programme front covers graphic designer Craig Cutting used Panini stickers to recreate Grant Holt celebrating a goal during Norwich City's 3-3 draw with Arsenal in 2012.

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwor

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwork for the front of each of Norwich City's matchday programmes this season.Pictured is the cover by artist Daniel Baird.Image: Daniel Baird/Patterns of Play - Credit: Daniel Baird/Patterns of Play

Other front covers have included a lino print of the club's manager Daniel Farke by graphic designer Daniel Baird, a line drawing and watercolour of some of the club's supporters by artist Owen Mathers, and a tribute to the club's mascot by artist Matthew Brazier.

Patterns of Play first formed in 2014 and since then has developed a network of contributors from over the world and has also hosted several pop-up exhibitions across the UK.

Limited edition prints of each of the artworks created for the Norwich City matchday programmes are also available to buy online from the Patterns of Play website at www.patternsofplay.co.uk

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwor

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwork for the front of each of Norwich City's matchday programmes this season.Pictured is the cover by artist Joel Benjamin.Image: Joel Benjamin/Patterns of Play - Credit: Joel Benjamin/Patterns of Play

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwor

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwork for the front of each of Norwich City's matchday programmes this season.Pictured is the cover by artist Henry Boon.Image: Henry Boon/Patterns of Play - Credit: Henry Boon/Patterns of Play

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwor

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwork for the front of each of Norwich City's matchday programmes this season.Pictured is the cover by artist Massimo Gangemi.Image: Massimo Gangemi/Patterns of Play - Credit: Massimo Gangemi/Patterns of Play

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwor

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwork for the front of each of Norwich City's matchday programmes this season.Pictured is the cover by artist Matthew Brazier.Image: Matthew Brazier/Patterns of Play - Credit: Matthew Brazier/Patterns of Play

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwor

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwork for the front of each of Norwich City's matchday programmes this season.Pictured is the cover by artist Tom Abbiss Smith.Image: Tom Abbiss Smith/Patterns of Play - Credit: Tom Abbiss Smith/Patterns ofPlay

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwor

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwork for the front of each of Norwich City's matchday programmes this season.Pictured is the cover by artist Paul McNeill.Image: Paul McNeill/Patterns of Play - Credit: Paul McNeill/Patterns of Play

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwor

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwork for the front of each of Norwich City's matchday programmes this season.Pictured is the cover by artist Daryl Rainbow.Image: Daryl Rainbow/Patterns of Play - Credit: Daryl Rainbow/Patterns of Play

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwor

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwork for the front of each of Norwich City's matchday programmes this season.Pictured is the cover by artist Anmar Mirza.Image: Anmar Mirza/Patterns of Play - Credit: Anmar Mirza/Patterns of Play

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwor

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwork for the front of each of Norwich City's matchday programmes this season.Pictured is the cover by artist Marcus Marritt.Image: Marcus Marritt/Patterns of Play - Credit: Marcus Marritt/Patterns of Play

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwor

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwork for the front of each of Norwich City's matchday programmes this season.Pictured is the cover by artist Craig Cutting.Image: Craig Cutting/Patterns of Play - Credit: Craig Cutting/Patterns of Play

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwor

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwork for the front of each of Norwich City's matchday programmes this season.Pictured is the cover by artist Scott McRoy.Image: Scott McRoy/Patterns of Play - Credit: Scott McRoy/Patterns of Play

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwor

Norwich-based football art studio Patterns of Play has selected a series of artists to create artwork for the front of each of Norwich City's matchday programmes this season.Pictured is the cover by artist Owen Mathers.Image: Owen Mathers/Patterns of Play - Credit: Owen Mathers/Patterns of Play

The OTBC matchday programmes designed by Matt Whitehead, creative director of Patterns of Play, show

The OTBC matchday programmes designed by Matt Whitehead, creative director of Patterns of Play, showing the green dots form guide for Norwich City, ranging from 1 to 24 from the left. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

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