David Shrigley creates new Partick Thistle mascot

Shrigley has designed new mascot Kingsley as part of a sponsorship deal with Kingsford Capital Management.

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Artist David Shrigley has designed the new mascot for Scottish Premiership football team Partick Thistle.

Shrigley has created the new mascot and shirt badge as part of a six-figure sponsorship deal for the club from California-based advisory firm Kingsford Capital Management.

The club says: “Where most sponsorship deals are forged in boardrooms and at business meetings, this trans-Atlantic agreement has a more bohemian feel to it.”

The club says that long-time Partick Thistle fan Shrigley met Kingsford Capital managing member Mike Wilkins at a dinner in San Francisco several years ago.

The conversation turned to football and subsequently Wilkins phoned Partick Thistle general manager Ian Maxwell directly to set up a sponsorship deal.

As part of the sponsorship, Shrigley has designed a new mascot – named Kingsley – and a new Kingsford logo which will adorn the front of the club’s shirts.

Shrigley says: “As a long-term Jags [Partick Thistle] man it’s an honour to be involved with the club in this way. I can’t wait to see my design on the front of the shirts and around Firhill and just hope the fans like what we’re trying to do.”

He adds: “It’s safe to say we have a few surprises in store for the supporters and we’re already in talks with a few other artists to arrange some pretty exciting giveaways over the course of the season.”

Shrigley (right) with Mike Wilkins and Ian Maxwell
Shrigley (right) with Mike Wilkins and Ian Maxwell
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  • Hannah Wardle June 24, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    Is it supposed to look like a virus?

  • Alex Brooks June 29, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    looks awful, like a Blue Peter competition entry by a four year old

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