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Category: Art and design

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Buy a classic sport photograph: the big splash

The tenth of a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including free deliveryWhile most other photographers took their places on the sidelines o…

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The Leeds United fan making the city beautiful – one electric box at a time

Things are looking bright for Leeds this season and the same can be said for the street as around Elland RoadBy Joe Marczynski for When Saturday ComesElectric boxes. It’s doubtful you, or anyone you know, has any strong feelings about them. Primary sch…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Cruyff’s special jersey

The ninth of a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including free deliveryNow here’s a photograph that’s both nostalgic and rich in football …

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Women’s rugby in Morocco – a photo essay

Playing rugby as a woman in a Muslim country is not an easy task. Even in Morocco, with its more modern approach to Islam, the sport is usually regarded as being strictly for men. However, the women of the all-female rugby team AMAR (or Association Mar…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Cantona’s comeback

The eighth of a new Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including free delivery“When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they thin…

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David Squires on … football and the poppy

Our cartoonist looks at football’s dignified, private reflection over the annual weekend of remembranceTake a look through David’s archive of cartoonsGuardian print shop: buy a Squires cartoon here Continue reading…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: ‘Gone swimming!’

The seventh of a new Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including free deliveryA shallow depth of field focused on the tips of the swimmer’s…

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Haçienda designer says Man City away shirt is ‘beyond appropriation’

Ben Kelly complains he was not consulted over use of the venue’s black and yellow stripesThe black and yellow stripes on Manchester City’s away shirts were meant to be an uplifting homage to Manchester’s cultural heritage, but the choice of design now …

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David Squires on … Granit Xhaka and the vote to be Arsenal’s captain

Our cartoonist on north London’s newest democratically elected leader and Johnny Marr meeting Pep GuardiolaTake a look through David’s archive of cartoons Continue reading…

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The Austrian football stadium with a forest on the pitch – in pictures

‘For Forest – The Unending Attraction of Nature’ by Klaus Littmann has transformed the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt into Austria’s largest public art installation Continue reading…

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Bands FC: a bright idea that is raising thousands for vulnerable children

Two mates set out to design badges that pair bands with football clubs. Together they have raised huge sums for charityBy Richard Foster for the Guardian Sport NetworkLike most brilliant ideas, the concept behind Bands FC is disarmingly simple: “Bands …

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‘I try to trigger all the senses’: the artist behind the banners at Anfield

Peter Carney is an artist, banners are his means of expression and the Kop is his canvasBy MUNDIAL, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkPeter Carney makes the banners on the Kop at Anfield. These aren’t a St George’s cross with a town’s name in the middl…

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Off centre: Wimbledon shots away from the court – in pictures

Chilled fans, warm weather and plenty of strawberries – the Guardian’s sideways glance at 2019’s tournament Continue reading…

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‘We worship the body’: India’s kushti mud wrestlers – a photo essay

Caste and religion are left at the door of India’s traditional wrestling academies, where the pursuit of physical grace and brute force is a pathway out of poverty By day Amol Patil, 23, is a security guard, standing in a sentry box outside a company o…

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The art of photography: sporting images – in pictures

Ryan Pierse is a Sydney-based sports photographer for Getty Images. He talks through some of the most memorable frames from his 20-year careerThe art of sport photography with Ryan Pierse – video Continue reading…

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The art of photography: sporting images – in pictures

Ryan Pierse is a Sydney-based sports photographer for Getty Images. He talks through some of the most memorable frames from his 20-year careerThe art of sport photography with Ryan Pierse – video Continue reading…

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‘Worse than Ronaldo’s’: fans mock George Best statue in Belfast

Artwork joins list of footballers’ bronzes that received less than glowing reviewsFrom Cristiano Ronaldo to Diego Maradona, a dubious likeness in bronze has become almost de rigueur for any self-respecting football superstar.Now the late, great George …

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Lily Parr, trailblazing 1920s footballer, to be honoured with statue

First prominent public sculpture of a female footballer will be unveiled in Manchester in JuneMore than a century after the first women’s football match and 110 statues of male players, the first prominent public sculpture of a female footballer will b…

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Spurs’ new stadium: let’s call it a home win

Around the pitch and in the stands, the Tottenham Hotspur stadium is both magnificent and intimate, but the jarring exterior is mid-table fodderIt was, for a while, all about the cheese room. The new Tottenham Hotspur stadium, it was reported, was to o…

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Wave hunters: 2019 surf photo of the year – in pictures

Nikon has searched for the most creative and unique surfing images from Australian photographers and have announced the finalists of the Nikon surf photo of the year awards. The images are taken in locations such as Bells Beach, Mexico and Indonesia an…