Norwich City have teamed up with local football art studio Patterns of Play to bring you OTBC’s covers this season, starting with Sunday’s clash with Sunderland.
Each match will see a different artist offering their unique take on an iconic City image, current player or anything else eye-catching from the NCFC world.
Since forming in 2014, Patterns of Play have sourced and grown a network of contributors from all over the world who are skilled in a variety of disciplines such as illustration, fine art, graphic design, printmaking and photography. During this time they’ve also hosted several pop-up exhibitions at venues across the UK. Each show has carried a different theme – relating to the beautiful game – and featured a carefully curated display of work produced by our artists.
Matt Whitehead of Patterns of Play says: “Our latest collaboration with Norwich City is a really exciting opportunity for both Patterns of Play and all the artists set to be involved. Over the course of the season we will be providing the matchday programme covers for all 23 home league games, featuring a different piece of artwork on each one. As well as drawing on our existing network we will also be sourcing brand-new contributors who are based in Norfolk or have a connection to the local area.
“While today’s programme kicks off our first piece of artwork, the planning and research has long been underway and we’ve really enjoyed looking back over some of the club’s most iconic and successful moments. Hopefully this season will bring many more!”
All of the artwork featured on the programme covers will continue to be celebrated throughout the season on their website patternsofplay.co.uk, with limited edition prints available to buy from their online shop.
The new-look OTBC has a host of new features, including a look at every Barry Butler winner, heroes and villains against each opposition side, a tour around Norfolk clubs and more extensive Academy coverage. Sunday’s programme also features an exclusive interview with Daniel Farke.
The programme is on sale from around the ground for just £3.50, or you can purchase it online HERE.
You can also subscribe to receive a copy of every programme through your letterbox for just £90 for the entire season. Subscribe HERE.