david shrigley invited to design football mascot

20 August 2015
David Shrigley has been invited to design a football mascot for football club Patrick Thistle. The monobrowed mascot is called Kingsley and was born when the artist met Mike Wilkins, the managing member of Kingsford Capital Management, the Californian hedge fund that sponsors Partick Thistle. Shrigley agreed to design a new version of Kingsford's "boring corporate logo" - a rising sun - for the Jags.

Shrigley calls non-sectarian Partick Thistle "the thinking football fan's choice", and reels off a list of Glaswegian artists who are regulars at Firhill stadium: "We're a very literate group of fans, unlike the riff-raff who go to the other Glasgow teams."