My name is David Diehl.
I live and work in Zürich, Switzerland.
Basically I'm a free artist, but I also do commissioned work as illustrations, murals and football icons.

I have worked for Arsenal FC, Inter Milan, Olympique de Marseille, FourFourtwo, the Bundesliga, LA Galaxy, West Bromwich Albion, Nottingham Forest, Zwölf Magazine, Tschuttiheftli, Pickles Magazine and many others.
Football legends like Ronaldinho, Francesco Totti, Ruud Gullit and Zico have posted my work.

Due to the overhelming reception of my work in the football world it is important to be noted, that I am not a football artist. Football is one theme of many I am interested in.

PDF  Portfolio (english)
PDF  Portfolio (deutsch)

For all inquiries please use: info@daviddiehl.ch


2014 / 24min / swiss german

Printed features


Sonntags Blick (SUI)
09.2019 / 2 side story / german


Zwölf - Fussballgeschichten aus der Schweiz (SUI)
10.2016 / 2 side story / german


08.2018 / 8 side story / spanish



Fourfourtwo (HU)
08.2017 / Full side story / hungarian

Arsenal Matchday Programme (GB)
11.2016 / 2 side story / english


Online features

These Football Times (english)
Art loves Sport (english)
Sonntagsblatt (german)
Squawka (english)
Tribuna (russian)
Happiness FC (french)


"In short, David's style is unique and utterly match winning. His 'ikonen' series is one of many miles; it has travelled around the globe with appreciation not short coming. His Socrates inspired design particularly is a cornerstone of triumph." - Soccerbible (USA)

"Arte de David Diehl - Muito bacana!" - Ronaldinho (BRA)

"David Diehl kicked off the 2016 Match poster series with a bang!" - LA Galaxy (USA)

"El tiki taka pictórico de Diehl" - Old Skull (ESP)

"Some of the best football art we’ve seen comes from the hand of David Diehl, an illustrator and artist based in Switzerland." - Saville Rogue (GB)

"Sometimes art makes you emotional. Which art does and which emotion it evokes is very personal, but David Diehl's art does it to me. Already familiar with his classic ikonen series for quite some time, the discovery of the series Keepers and miroir n291 especially hit the enthusiasm emotion button. {...} but most definitely the quality of David's work got the blood pumping to show him here!" - Art loves Sport (NDL)

"... when I stumbled upon something I had never seen before and never thought to see in my life. A painting resembling that of the Byzantine icons of Jesus Christ, yet the Real Madrid legend Raul took his place instead." - Kicks to the pitch (USA)


All content on this website is owned by the artist.
No commercial reproduction without permission.
Non-commercial use for free, please add credits.

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