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Category: Art and design

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Tayla Harris image takes out top sport prize again, this time in a boxing ring

Michael Willson is honoured a second time at the 2020 Women in Sport Photo Action awards – for another very different image of HarrisA year ago, the famous image of Tayla Harris taken by photographer Michael Willson, who captured the AFLW player’s dist…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Billie Jean King – living the dream

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series is a portrait of an American tennis icon – yours to own for just £55 including free deliveryBillie Jean King (pictured at Wimbledon in 1975) was one of the most decorated tennis players of her era, winning 12 …

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Euphoria at the 1966 World Cup

The latest of a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. Today’s picture is of the moment England won the 1966 World Cup final, beating West Germany 4-2 at WembleyForget the best known photographs from the 1966 World Cup final: Geoff…

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Buy a classic sport photograph – Cassius Clay predicts the future

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. This week’s picture, shot by Gerry Cranham in 1963, is of the great Cassius Clay, aka Muhammad Ali“They all fall in the round I call,” boasted Cassius Clay, later Muhammad Ali,…

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In a different light: sports portraits lit by drone

Czech photographer Jiri Kralovec has produced a series of unique portraits of athletes lit by remote-controlled drone. The photographs required many hours of testing, a specially-trained crew and custom-made equipment. The series captures each athlete …

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‘It means everything’: a portrait of the state of British basketball

Photographer Anselm Ebulue grew up playing basketball. After listening to a speech by MP David Lammy on the cuts to the sport’s funding, he began a series of portraits of basketball players, asking his subjects why they played. It became clear to Ebulu…

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David Squires on … You are the VAR

Our cartoonist channels Paul Trevillion and takes you behind the walls of Stockley Park to experience life as a video assistant refereeBuy a copy of this cartoon in our print shopTake a look through David’s archive of cartoon Continue reading…

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Vintage winter sport posters – in pictures

A selection of vintage ski and winter sports posters dating back to the early 20th century showcasing resorts from the Alps to Yosemite, from poster artists such as Emil Cardinaux, Dwight Shepler and Arthur Zelger, from a collection to be auctioned in …

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Vintage winter sport posters – in pictures

A selection of vintage ski and winter sports posters dating back to the early 20th century showcasing resorts from the Alps to Yosemite, from poster artists such as Emil Cardinaux, Dwight Shepler and Arthur Zelger, from a collection to be auctioned in …

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Maradona, the ‘God of Naples’

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. This shot of the legendary Diego Maradona was taken by Mark Leech in 1987When Diego Armando Maradona joined Napoli in 1984, 70,000 people flocked to see him arrive at the San P…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Maradona, the ‘God of Naples’

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. This shot of the legendary Diego Maradona was taken by Mark Leech in 1987When Diego Armando Maradona joined Napoli in 1984, 70,000 people flocked to see him arrive at the San P…

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Buy a classic sport photograph – the great Jack Nicklaus

The latest of a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. This week’s picture was shot by Gerry Cranham in 1966At the age of just 10, Jack Nicklaus carded 51 for the first nine holes of golf he ever played. By the time of this charmin…

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Murals honor Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna – in pictures

Fans and artists around the world have responded to the shocking deaths of the NBA star and his daughter in a helicopter crashKobe Bryant ranked at the very top in the pantheon of US sports megastars Continue reading…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: magical Messi

The latest in 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 delivery“I start early and I stay late, day after day, year after year; it…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: penny farthing racing

The latest in 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 deliveryImagine the perils of riding a penny farthing at high speed while …

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Olga Korbut seeks perfection

The latest 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 deliveryOlga Korbut’s performance on the uneven bars at the 1972 Olympics …

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The best sports photography of 2019

Tiger Woods’s comeback at the Masters, the brilliance of Simone Biles, Pep Guardiola berating Raheem Sterling, Ben Stokes’s World Cup heroics, Liverpool’s stunning Champions League defeat of Barcelona, Megan Rapinoe’s iconic celebration and South Afric…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Stokes in the Long Room

The latest in 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 delivery“Miracle”, “masterclass”, “sensational”, “heroic”. Google “Ben Sto…

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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…