If you are around Milan don’t miss to go to Triennale (Viale Emilio Alemagna, 6) for a visit to the exhibition, until Monday 1st October. And if you understand a bit of italian have a look at the program, between the guest of the festival huge names like: Gianni Rivera, Massimo Moratti, Fabio Capello, Giampiero Ventura, Xavier Zanetti, Filippo Galli, John Foot, Demetrio Albertini and many many others.
We already talked about him while presenting our logo,the Hidden Crusader, because he is the author of the original illustration from which was created.
Osvaldo Casanova is an italian illustrator, proud fan of LR Vicenza Virtus, that works mainly but not exclusively on football theme.
Here you can see the three complete works that Osvaldo dedicated toParma Calcio in last three years and that we asked him to print for us. They represent the most iconic moments of our past and recent history and are absolutely stunnnig, in our opinion.
If anyone is interested in having a copy too, can contact him directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Before doing it we strongly suggest to wonder around his website and his facebook pages: you will discover some illustration we don’t hesitate call them masterpieces.
Now we all are waiting for more history to be written and, of course, illustrated.
There are so many things to say we don’t even know where to start from.
Parma Fans Worldwide was born on Facebook with the target to help abroad fans in being closer to Parma Calcio, creating a mutual help network for practical infos, tickets, merchandise exchange, etc and to tell them that Parma “kind of magic”, that humanity behind spotlights parmesan people have the privilege to live.
Soon we jumped out from Facebook and opened this space, then Twitter and Instagram accounts and WhatsApp groups, to reach every single Parma supporter out there. And we found a lot. A part from already organized groups like in Poland, Greece, Balkans – that under our impulse, like we did as Parma Fans Worldwide, became Official Parma Clubs – we find day by day lots of Lone Crusaders that, encouraged by PFW and the new English trend of Parma Calcio official channels, pop out.
We know that you are one of us.
One of that Lone, Hidden Crusaders surraunded by merengues, blaugrana, gobby… It is tough, winning 90s passed, but you are not alone. And we are here to demonstrate it.
Today we inaugurate our logo. It is an image by artist Osvaldo Casanova that many of you already saw through ParmaFanzine.it, to which goes all our gratitude for spuring our Gialloblu passion in past years.
We have to thank a lot Osvaldo that grant his piece of art. We will talk about him another time but, please, check out his amazing work on his website or Facebook page.
You already discovered the logo and we already wrote too much.
For who didn’t remember, it is inspired by a particular moment: in serie D, against Ribelle in Tardini, after a goal Baraye covered his face with a Gialloblu balaclava.
Well, that Hidden Crusader is the perfect image that represent us. There is the most beautiful football kit in the world, there is yellow and blue and there is me, you, all of us.
Lone, Hidden, Proud Crusader.
Don’t lose one another.
ps: the Osvaldo Casanova logo is under copyright and every repruduction even partial without the authorization of the author is forbidden.
pps: we want to thank Nick of Parma Club Greece that gave us as a gift a logo we could not use but that is already in our memorabilia.