Four Soccer Tessellations

The FC Schalke 04 boys finally made me proud. They didn’t show any intimidation at playing the Bayern team. I am celebrating their performance with a tessellation of Schalke players. The ever polite Benedikt Höwedes, the powerhouse Sead Kolasinac, Gerald Asamoah a past icon of the club, and the referee, disciplining the ever-diving Robben, that’s the one dramatically grabbing himself in fake pain. Keep it up Boys, don’t stop!

Wikipedia defines a tessellation as “the tiling of a plane (flat surface) using one or more geometric shapes, called tiles, with no overlaps and no gaps” using one of the 17 symmetry groups possible. This tessellation uses a symmetry system based on a box of four different mirrors, group Pmm.

Gelbe Karte tessellation by Francine Champagne ©2016

Gelbe Karte tessellation by Francine Champagne ©2016

Here is a zoom-in to the Benedikt Höwedes character, Captain Benni:

Benedikt Höwedes, Gelbe Karte tessellation by Francine Champagne ©2016

Benedikt Höwedes, Gelbe Karte tessellation by Francine Champagne ©2016

The Sead Kolasinac character dribbling the TorFabrik:

Sead Kolasinac, Gelbe Karte tessellation by Francine Champagne ©2016

Sead Kolasinac, Gelbe Karte tessellation by Francine Champagne ©2016

A fan favourite, Gerald Asamoah:

Gerald Asamoah, Gelbe Karte tessellation by Francine Champagne ©2016

Gerald Asamoah, Gelbe Karte tessellation by Francine Champagne ©2016

The referee, handing out a yellow card to the last character, the one in red:

FIFA referee, Gelbe Karte tessellation by Francine Champagne ©2016

FIFA referee, Gelbe Karte tessellation by Francine Champagne ©2016

Rolling and holering Robben, a classic Grassfresser:

Arjen Robben, Gelbe Karte tessellation by Francine Champagne ©2016

Arjen Robben die Schwalbe, Gelbe Karte tessellation by Francine Champagne ©2016

Gelbe Karte tessellation Print by Francine Champagne ©2016

Gelbe Karte tessellation Print by Francine Champagne ©2016

Below, a few more tessellations about soccer from years past! Also available as prints.

FCS04 Fan tessellation by Francine Champagne © 2016

FCS04 Fan tessellation by Francine Champagne © 2016

Ultimate Soccer Dive tessellation by Francine Champagne © 2014

Ultimate Soccer Dive tessellation by Francine Champagne © 2014

Soccer Kid tessellation by Francine Champagne © 2016

Soccer Kid tessellation by Francine Champagne © 2016

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