After his first sketch of the City Ground Nottingham in 2005, Jamie Edwards has spent more than a dozen years travelling many thousands of miles to draw every single Premier and Football League ground in the country which have been collected together in a luxury hardback edition entitled Drawing the 92.
From Accrington Stanley's Wham Stadium to Yeovil Town's Huish Park, with a couple of diversions to Wembley Stadium and the new London Stadium, Jamie has drawn the stadiums that have become the second homes to generations of football fans.
His drawings are redolent in colour, often tinted with the traditional hues of the home team, and have an inimitable graphic feel that celebrates not only the buildings but the settings in which they exist.
He is arguably the most famous football stadium artist in the world and his pictures have sold in their thousands, with commissions commanded from The FA, UEFA and top football clubs worldwide.
For the first time, his life's work has been collected together in a stunning volume that not only includes his unique drawings but also brief written descriptions of all the stadiums with quotes from celebrity fans and ex-players.
“ My work is an exploration of shape, line and colour. I enjoy interpreting traditional sports stadiums in a fresh and contemporary manner, ultimately, encouraging fans to rediscover their familiar environments. These buildings are cathedrals to their fans and I hope this book will be seen as my own special tribute to the part that these structures have played in their lives and memories".
“This is a wonderful book by Jamie and a must for any football supporter. Football grounds reflect the unique thread of our game throughout our land and the one place where a community comes together on a regular basis. A special game and a special book !” ... Gordon Taylor OBE, Chief Executive of the PFA.
Priced at £25 from Amazon it is released on 3rd November 2017.
Meet Jamie At The National Football Museum Manchester
On Saturday 4th November 2017
The book is being launched at the National Football Museum in Manchester on Saturday 4th November 2017. Jamie will be conducting a talk about his work at 1pm and will be on hand to sign copies of his new book. Signed prints of the grounds will also be available to purchase.