Wembley – Lost Destinations Print


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Product Description

This 40 x 50cm Wembley Stadium print which pays homage to spiritual home of English football.  Using a 5 colour litho print technique on 120gsm uncoated art paper, this print forms part of the Lost Destinations series.

The Lost Destinations series takes inspiration from the iconic travel posters of the first half of the 20th century, celebrating the unique but often forgotten beauty of buildings that in their heyday were destinations in their own right but have since been either immersed in the everyday or demolished.

Wembley was built for the British Empire Exhibition of 1924 and was initially known as the Empire Stadium. Designed by Sir John Simpson and Maxwell Ayrton it was built in 300 days and completed only four days before the famous 1923 ‘White Horse’ FA Cup Final between Bolton Wanderers and West Ham United. Once described by Pelé as ‘the cathedral of football’ Wembley along with its iconic twin towers was demolished in 2003 and replaced by the new Wembley Stadium.