John Blackley Poster (Vertical Band)

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John Blackley Poster (Vertical Band)
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In the heart of Westquarter, Scotland, a legend was born on 12th May 1948. John Blackley, a name that resonates through the storied annals of Hibernian FC, immortalised under the nickname "Sloop". Our Vertical Band Poster pays tribute to Blackley, capturing his iconic presence in a defining pose that speaks volumes of his remarkable journey and enduring legacy.

The majestic use of light and shade in this vintage minimalist, retro-style illustration encapsulates the essence of Blackley's identity and soul. Born and raised amid Scotland's rugged landscapes, John Blackley discovered his talent early, nurturing a dream that would see him rise to the pinnacle of football artistry.

As a central defender donning the green and white of Hibernian, Blackley was more than a player; he was the embodiment of determination and tactical brilliance. Whether intercepting a dangerous pass or leading a counter-attack, his acute awareness and calculated moves made him a formidable presence on the pitch. One November night in 1972, Blackley etched his greatness into Hibernian folklore. Facing Celtic, he delivered a defensive masterclass, thwarting every opposing advance and inspiring his team to a hard-fought victory.

“Capturing his image through a classic pose, this vintage minimalist, retro style illustration using only light and shade to draw out the personality, identity, soul, emotions and determined gaze of a true winner. It immortalises him in a moment in time and takes you back to that moment in time. It tells his story and honours his memory. It immortalises him at the peak of his powers. It is a distinctive and unique graphic vertical band design using colours, that are synonymous with Hibernian.”

Owning this poster is more than a tribute; it's an homage to the guardian of defence, whose presence inspired not just a team but an entire generation. With its distinctive minimal design and elegant typography, this poster is a must-have for fans and collectors alike. Reminisce the glory days of John "Sloop" Blackley, eternally enshrined at the peak of his powers, a true testament to Hibernian’s illustrious heritage.

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Paper sizes may vary slightly by region. For the US and Canada, the measurement is in inches, while for the rest of the world, it is in centimetres.
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Our artwork is independently created and is not associated with any official team or affiliated with any sporting organisation. It is crafted out of a deep love for the beautiful game and is aimed at those who share this passion with us. Should any of our artwork inadvertently infringe upon trademarks or copyrights, we are committed to promptly making necessary adjustments in accordance with the specific requirements of the claim.
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