DAMAC NFL Theme Art Posters (1978-1983) – New England Patriots Variations

As a third installment in my ongoing series about the classic DAMAC NFL Theme Art posters of the late 1970s and early 1980s, this post features the three known variations of the New England Patriots entries in the series.

Through the history of the line, DAMAC commissioned at least four different artists to produce the team-and-city-themed artwork. The legendary Chuck Ren, who went on to become one of America’s greatest painters of Native American and Southwestern themes, produced the majority of the original 1978-79 releases. However, it was another artist, Keith Batcheller, who produced the original New England Patriots poster for the initial poster line launch in 1978:

New England Patriots 1978 DAMAC Poster by Keith Batcheller

Note: we’ve never actually seen this exact poster for sale in the 10 years we’ve been in business; however, Batcheller himself was kind enough to e-mail us this .jpg as a sample.

We did, however, come across a slightly more colorful version for sale on eBay a number of years ago; perhaps they updated the artwork for 1979:

New England Patriots 1979 DAMAC Poster by Keith Batcheller

Then, in 1980, an entirely new design was produced – this one has no identifying signature on the art, but Jim Lamb - another artist who contributed to the DAMAC line – is pretty sure this one is a Chuck Ren:

New England Patriots 1980 DAMAC Poster by Chuck Ren (?)

I’m guessing that there was at least one more different Patriots design published in the years 1981-1983, but to date, we’ve never come across one. If anyone is aware of different Patriots variations, please contribute in the comments section below, or send an e-mail to: nflagg@sportsposterwarehouse.com.

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One Comment on “DAMAC NFL Theme Art Posters (1978-1983) – New England Patriots Variations”

  1. john Says:

    there is an original poster for sale on ebay right now 1978 original print


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