The unveiling of the eight stunning new artists who will soon grace the Emirates Stadium was the latest step in a nearly year-long process that has seen the entire Arsenal family look forward to creating something truly collaborative.
Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, critically-acclaimed artist Reuben Dangoor and renowned graphic designer David Rudnick led the design process alongside a wide and diverse range of supporters in a series of consultations that began in April 2012.
These workshops are designed to provide insight into past players, culture and community, heritage and history to inspire eight pieces of art that represent what we stand for in 2023. These include nearly a hundred supporters, legends and club staff who started. a blank page and combined the passion, love and knowledge of our community to create art that would express the pride they have in their club and what the club means to them.
“This has been a fantastic project from so many of the Arsenal family here in Islington and across the world,” said our CEO, Vinai Venkatesham. “We really couldn’t have brought this project to life without everyone working together and putting in the effort, passion and dedication to this work.
“I am grateful to everyone who has been involved and made this unique project possible. We started with a blank canvas in hopes of capturing and expressing our rich history, community values and progress and thinking about what we have in store for 2023 and beyond.
“The project brought together our supporters, community, stories and staff as one. It is a true celebration of the Arsenal community, which is also designed by the Arsenal family.
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