Delighted Dons fans have hailed a “brilliant” Banksy-style guerrilla artist who has plastered their heroes across Aberdeen.
Life-size images of legends like Sir Alex Ferguson and Martin Buchan and today’s Pittodrie stars have suddenly appeared on vacant shops in the city centre.
And many more images of players and memorable scenes from the club’s past successes have sprung up on bus shelters and many other locations.
The identity of the mystery artist – who even put up images by the players’ entrance at the ground – has become a hot topic in fan forums.
One picture apparently of him “caught in action” at a bus stop near Pittodrie was posted on Twitter but showed him only from behind.
As he works on a montage, a passenger stands just the other side of the glass reading a book, seemingly uninterested.
The image was posted by a Michael Ross, using the account name @bigloon888.
Huge numbers of displays backing the team ahead of Saturday’s clash with Celtic are already taking shape in shops and homes as part of an official campaign.
But business group Aberdeen Inspired which has been leading the mission to “paint the town red”, insisted it was not behind all the cut-outs.
“Whoever’s behind these, what a brilliant example of public/guerilla artwork,” one fan said on Twitter.
“From the high rises to the city centre. Loved seeing these up in Aberdeen. Kudos to the creators,” another posted along with a number of photographs.
“Turning the city red icon by icon.”
SNP councillor Dell Henrickson, who has just been elected to represent the George Street/Harbour area, said he had no problem with the posters being put up.
He said: “They’re a good tribute to the team with the cup final coming up. They’re not shoddy in any way so I don’t have a problem with it.
“I think it’s a good thing and it gets the city thinking about Saturday. Someone’s gone to a lot of effort to do them and it’s supporting the local club.”