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Our friends at the futbolartistnetwork created these beautiful digital match posters for Heineken Rivalry Week. More info below on each piece:

Portland Timbers vs. Seattle Sounders FC
Artist: John Zylstra
Description: We wanted to capture the larger than life culture of this rivalry but also include the landscape which plays such an important role to the two clubs’ heritage. You can read the image with the sky, mountains and trees as the Cascadia Flag.

San Jose Earthquakes vs. LA Galaxy
Artist: wellsillustrates
Description: We used one of California’s most well known films, Michael Mann’s film “Heat” to tell a story about two elder statesmen, league icons and a longstanding & illustrious rivalry. 

Toronto FC vs. Montreal Impact
Artist: oliverbarrett
Description: Toronto and Montreal are two cities rooted in English and French traditions, respectively, yet are uniquely united. Two parts of a whole. The proximity of Michael Bradley and Ignacio Piatti’s faces suggest a third, central face and the central split is an allusion to the highway connecting both cities.

FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo
Artist: nosmallvictories
Description: Like the Spaghetti Western was a novel kind of Western, the Texas Derby also introduces fans to a new kind of derby between the state’s two best teams battling for the El Capitán cannon. The poster frames the three major components of the derby in classic widescreen cinematic panels.

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I got around to scanning the cover and an inside spread of the zine we made with the teens at the Art League Houston summer intensive program!  I’m impressed that we managed to figure out the zine layout as well as print and assemble the zine in the amount of time we had.  Just in time for the opening the following night!  It was such a great workshop.  I hope we get to work with ALH in the future!