Today I proudly present a new Artist Interview with one of my personal favourite artists since I discovered his ikonen series. This artist, illustrator, football addict, art teacher, husband and father has made his profession out of his passion. One of the most important things he said was sort of an advice to artists: 'If you follow the thing you are interested in and don't try to imitate someone else you automatically will develop your own style - but this may take some yea
"Oei oei oei (dat was me weer een loei)" Johan Cruyff Written by Peter Koelewijn 1969 Last week the song was in remembrance of a fallen sport friend, and this week it's again dedicated to somebody who passed away. Yesterday the biggest Dutch football star ever sadly past away. Johan Cruijff changed football and the world forever. Apparently he got tricked into recording a song ones when he was still a young man: 'Oei oei oei (Dat was me weer een loei)' written by famous music
Yesterday the biggest Dutch football star ever sadly past away. Johan Cruijff changed football and the world forever. He was also such an icon and inspiration a lot of artist from all over the world have made artworks of him. As a tribute the frontpage of Art Loves Sport will show a selection of these artworks for the next 14 days. RIP Johan Cruijff 1947-2016 All images rights are courtesy of the artists.
"Cryin' for me (Wayman's Song)" Toby Keith ft. Arthur Thompson, Marcus Miller, Dave Koz 2009 Yesterday was a sad day. A friend, basketball teammate, great guy lost his fight against a brain tumor and passed away. So the mood is down today and will be for quite some while. Sportsong of the Week #42 therefore is a song also written for a lost basketball player: 'Cryin' for me (Wayman's Song)' by Toby Keith. It was written as a tribute to basketball player and jazz musician Waym
"Now We Are Free" Enya 2000 Written by Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard (From OST Gladiator) At the moment I am still in old Rome vibe, so it's no surprise that this became the Sportsong of the Week. A little later than normal. It also helps when it is from the official soundtrack of one of my favourite movies of all time: Gladiator. The way they had to train and fight for their lives makes it one of the toughest and baddest sports ever in my opinion. So to honour all the fallen
For a new Artist Interview I spoke with Australian illustrator and animator Chris Edser last week. This basketball loving, hard working creative (he worked for the Chicago Bulls for instance!) had some of the best answers I heard in all the interviews I have done! This one still gives me a huge smile everytime: 'If I was Caesar for a day and had to give the people food and games to keep them quiet? Kangaroo pies, beers and a Zach Lavine vs. Aaron Gordon slam-dunk contest. Al
"La Mano de Dios" Rodrigo 2000 This song has been in my head for quite some time now. Probably because I'm making a Maradona/La12/Boca Juniors art series in commission at the moment and I'm listening to all of the songs they sing in the stadiums. Sportsong of the Week #40 is my favourite and undoubtedly the most famous song about Argentine football legend Maradona: 'La Mano de Dios' performed by the late Rodrigo. Rodrigo Alejandro Bueno, known by his stage name Rodrigo was th