Client: Herzglut Verlag | AD: Jerzovskaja | Date: Aug 2009
For each World Cup publisher Herzglut Verlag publishes an effing amazing book, filled with portraits of soccer players and personalities and illustrated by artists from all over the world. Headed by Jerzovskaja, the third book of the series was released: Fussballhelden GOLD 2010, featuring 150 football heroes from each and every World Cup, drawn by 45 of the world's top illustrators!
Each artist was invited to portray 3 or 4 players, but my task was a bit different: I was asked to illustrate the only team to appear complete on the book, the 1970 Brazilian Team: Zagallo, Félix, Brito, Piazza, Carlos Alberto, Clodoaldo, Jairzinho, Gérson, Tostão, Pelé, Rivelino e Everaldo. For the final credits we also had to create a self-portrait using the same style. What about the canaries?, people keep asking me. Well, Canarinho, literally Little Canary, is our team's nickname.