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.
Here is a zoom-in to the Benedikt Höwedes character, Captain Benni:
The Sead Kolasinac character dribbling the TorFabrik:
A fan favourite, Gerald Asamoah:
The referee, handing out a yellow card to the last character, the one in red:
Rolling and holering Robben, a classic Grassfresser:
Below, a few more tessellations about soccer from years past! Also available as prints.