Geo Law’s specially commissioned print for Póg Mo Goal.

I was asked by Irish football journal Póg Mo Goal to illustrate an article about L.A Galaxy striker Robbie Keane. I’m quite the avid football fan so I jumped at the chance. The article pin pointed his stoic patriotism and how he’s brought that sense of passion across the pond to his new life in the MLS.

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I wanted to focus on the colours of the Irish flag and give the illustration some brash vibrancy to match the pomp and flash of the MLS and American flag.

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The original idea was to mesh the American flag with the Irish flag, but I felt the red stripes clashed too much with orange, so I simplified the colour palette. I also removed blue from the illustration.

As a last minute addition, I wanted to show Robbie Keane’s famous cartwheel goal celebration, as it’s been his trademark move for a while.

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Geo Law is a freelance illustrator who hails from the steel city of Sheffield. Using his trusty pens he has worked for clients such as Facebook, Microsoft and Converse.

This specially-commissioned print appeared in Issue 2 of Póg Mo Goal magazine, the new Irish football publication focused on considered design and great writing from around the world. Issue 3 is now available to order here.>