‘Come on you Blues’ is one of the gargantuan-sized chants Chelsea players are used to from their fans when on the pitch. Now the tables have turned in a series of illustrations by one of our favourite artists, depicting stars from the team as they loom over London with the outsized stature of stadiums.
“Chelsea and Copa90 had seen my personal project
Produced were three illustrations depicting players like Tammy Abraham as giants proudly roaming London and stadiums like Stamford Bridge and a short interview with Alva about the process behind the pics. Creating them involved Alva meeting the team over Zoom to discuss the project. Chelsea and Copa90 then detailed the brief and decided on the photographs to use, after which Alva made a few roughs of how the players could be positioned amongst sights like London’s South Bank skyline.
“It was so much fun to create these illustrations,” Alva tells us. “It’s almost like solving a puzzle to make the players fit into the photograph and make it make sense.”
“It was also nice to get to portray these football players with their distinct hairstyles and looks. I really enjoy drawing movement and sports, so it was a perfect match for me. The project also received a lot of positive feedback on social media which I’m very happy about.”