Partick Thistle, together with main sponsor, Kingsford Capital Management has continued to blur the lines between sport and art with the latest of their creative giveaways.
Having already collaborated with David Shrigley and Barry McGee Thistle’s game against Motherwell this Saturday will see the club team up with Pittsburgh-based artist, Jon Rubin, who has designed limited-edition scarves that will be given away to Thistle fans on Saturday.
Famed for his eccentric, public intervention themed art installations, Rubin’s uniquely designed scarves will be given away to 2,000 Jags fans on arrival at the game at Firhill on December 5.
With “You Don’t Know Who You Are” on one side, and “We Are Thistle” on the other, the scarf is the next in the series of giveaways planned by the club in collaboration with other world-renowned artists. The last giveaway on October 3 was a football designed by graffiti artist Barry McGee.
The innovative idea of partnering art and football was the brainchild of California-based Mike Wilkins, managing partner of the Jags' main sponsor, Kingsford Capital Management. The aim was to create a genuine work of art which would appeal to both football fans and art lovers.
Ian Maxwell, Managing Director of Partick Thistle, said: “Our previous artist collaborations have proven extremely popular and I’m certain this will be the same. It has been great to be working with such talented and creative people and I only hope that our supporters continue to really buy into the whole project.
“This is the second giveaway like this and there will be several more between now and the end of the season. With our weather, it's a practical piece of art which also reinforces some of the messages we have been putting out there as a club like #WeareThistle.
“I for one hope to see these scarves coming back to Firhill for several years to come and I’m sure our fans will really get on board and support what we’re trying to do.”
The first 2,000 Thistle fans through the turnstiles will receive the limited-edition scarves to take home with them completely free of charge. They will be given away inside the turnstiles and will be limited to one per person.