The first Tyne/Wear Derby
This early FA Cup match between Newcastle West End and Sunderland AFC and is thought to be the first competitive Tyne/Wear derby and the first Newcastle vs Sunderland game at St. James Park two years prior to the football league being formed in 1888.
A first round replay, it is Newcastle’s first competitive victory against Sunderland with a 1-0 win taking the tie and seeing them through to the next round where they’d go out to Gainsborough Trinity.
To my knowledge no posters from this fixture exist and so this is an imagining of what one would have looked like.
It is a completely original design based on research of contemporary football posters, the graphical style of the time and the information we have available about the fixture.
The poster is designed by me 100% from scratch in high resolution, none of it has been cut and pasted from elsewhere which would compromise it’s quality.
It is A2 in size and printed locally (in Northumberland) on high quality satin paper.
Every penny of the profits made from these posters will go to my Great North Run fundraising in aid of Teardrop, a support group for families who have experienced the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.
Postage is £3.95 standard delivery to the UK and £7.95 outside the UK. Collection is free – once you’ve placed your order, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange a time to collect.