Daniel Nyari is one of the reasons I started researching sportart more and more. Beautiful and recognizable designed portraits of my football hero's and the hero's of today. Kieran Carroll and Dave Flanagan are already part of the artists on Art Loves Sport Loves Art.
I am now discovering he is not the only designer using these stars as their subject. There are a lot of talented designers out there! Football design galore!
Recently the Kampion Card Game was developed. A wet dream for all football(art) lovers. Kampion is a football card game with beautiful artwork from worldwide artists. It is a collaborative effort and a homage to our football idols. "Kampion is a worldwide collaborative effort. Each artist is the sole responsible for his card, created with his own style. All characters appearing in this work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental."
You can buy a real deck (which I did) or download the pdf for free.
If you want to follow the artist themselves, you can find a lot of them on Instagram! Initiatives @futbolartistnetwerk and @sport_designs also bring a lot of them together. Here you can find the ones I'm following at the moment!