David Shrigley has created a foam thumbs up for Scottish football team Partick Thistle for fans to show their support in tomorrow night’s match against Dundee United.
Last summer the artist designed the club’s mascot, Kingsley, and his new foamy creation is the fifth in a line-up of artist collaborations with Partick Thistle. The form is based on Shrigley’s work for the Fourth Plinth sculpture commission which will appear in London’s Trafalgar Square later this year.
“The ‘thumbs up’ gesture is universally understood as meaning something is good so, as a Jags fan, I thought what better way to show our support than to give the guys a giant thumbs up,” says Shrigley. “The piece I designed for the Fourth Plinth is ten metres high. I wanted to create a version based on the traditional foam finger for fans to take home, albeit a bit smaller than the original.
“I want my art make the world a better place, so hopefully fans can take this piece of art away and feel more positive by giving the thumbs up whenever and wherever.”
The first 2,000 fans through the turnstiles will receive the limited edition collectible to take home with them for free at the Dundee United match on 5 April.
- Books From the Future talk us through its workshop on disaster in contemporary culture
- Molly Bounds paints intimate moments of quiet contemplation
- Friday Mixtape: Grand Union Orchestra's founder curates us a mix on the theme of migration
- Flat-e tells us how it made a visual interpretation of Daniel Avery's record in its entirety
- Girma Berta authentically captures the people of Addis Ababa with an iPhone
- Remember the pre-stage nerves and backstage stress in Alexander Coggin's photos of children's theatre
- Introducing The Graduates class of 2018!
- America's getting a space force and wants Trump supporters to choose its logo
- Swiss design practice Dinamo develops new visual identity for Tumblr
- Meet Adelia Lim, a graphic designer not afraid to poke a little fun at the industry
- Adobe has added 665 new Monotype fonts to Creative Cloud
- "What is my opinion?": Graphic designer James Aspey's research-focused, typographic practice