PACKERS-EAGLES GAME PROGRAM TO FEATURE WORK ON COVER
Charles Fazzino, the three-dimensional pop artist who created a special fine art piece to help celebrate this year's 50th anniversary of the opening of Lambeau Field, will return to Green Bay for a special signing session, Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Packers Pro Shop, from 1 to 3 p.m.
Additionally, Sunday's game program will feature the artwork on what is sure to become a prized souvenir for people attending the game. Prior to the game, from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m., Fazzino will be visiting with fans on the Associated Bank Club Level, an area accessible to game attendees with private box or club seat tickets.
Since its release in July, the work has been very popular with Packers enthusiasts - both serious collectors and casual fans.
"It's been a privilege for the Packers to work with Charles Fazzino," said Kate Hogan, Packers director of retail operations. "He has been dedicated to this project with a goal of really connecting our great fans with the artwork, and bringing Lambeau Field to life on its 50th Anniversary. He enjoys meeting the fans and talking about his art, and when he's here he personalizes each piece as a special touch."
The 3-D art piece presents Lambeau Field in all its game-day splendor, including festive fans tailgating, surrounding portraits of historical moments and icons, as well as landmarks of the Green Bay area. Fazzino, the official artist of the Super Bowl since 2001, utilizes a distinctive layering technique to highlight different aspects of his works.
In addition to the signature 3-D creation, which will be featured in premiere, deluxe and regular numbered pieces, Fazzino's work has been adapted to a mini 3-D print, posters, helmets, a pin, glasses and a t-shirt. All items are available at the Packers Pro Shop, Pro Shop Extra Points and online at **www.packersproshop.com**.
For more than 25 years, Fazzino's name has been synonymous with bright, whimsical and wonderfully detailed, three-dimensional pop art. He is best known for the frenetic energy that infuses his work and a unique, hand-assembled 3-D layering technique that brings his images to life.
In addition to the Super Bowl, Fazzino has been the official artist for Major League Baseball's All-Star Game (2003-present), NASCAR Nextel Cup Series (2006-present), Belmont Stakes (2005-present), Daytona 500 (2006), Indy 500 (2004), U.S. Olympic Teams (2000-present), Daytime Emmy Awards (2006-present), Grammy Awards (2004) and CMA Awards (2005-present).