Roller Derby - Artwork
The Roller Derby scene not only attracts talented athletes but a whole host of individuals with the necessary skills to make to make the sport function. As the sport is totally amateur it has a very DIY and creative ethic. Below are some images from projects I have worked on plus some from bouts which I have 'worked up', to use as banners on various websites or just for fun.
The Unusual Suspects from the Sheffield Steel Rollergirls film calendar
Trackcutting from the Sheffield Steel Rollergirls film calendar
Pulp Friction from the Sheffield Steel Rollergirls film calendar
Reservoir Blocks from the Sheffield Steel Rollergirls film calendar
Skate Club from the Sheffield Steel Rollergirls film calendar
S*M*A*S*H from the Sheffield Steel Rollergirls film calendar
A poster for a Sheffield Steel Rollergirls fundraising night
Programmes were an essential part of the Derby experience, helping those new to the sport to understand what was going on and to reinforce the theme of the bout, many bouts taking inspiration from films and music from the generation of the competitors. It gave the audience a memento of the day and helped gel teams together through creativity and a shared ownership of the day’s event. Below are a selection of the programmes I produced for the Sheffield Steel Rollergirls from 2009 to 2012.
Front cover form Smashdance, Sheffield Steel Rollergirls first home bout and contents page from Blocky Balboa, a Rocky themed bout.
Player profiles from a Tron themed bout and 'What is Roller Derby' from Tarzan and Pain a jungle themed bout which saw Sven announce in a Pith helmet.
Player profiles from 'Block around the clock' a '50s themed bout and the team player page from 'Smashdance' an '80s thmed bout.
Player page from 'The Royal Shredding' and contents page from 'Murder on the Flat Track Express' a 1920's murder mystery themed bout.Top