IT’S WORLD CUP TIME! LET’S CELEBRATE WITH POSTERS!
Above: Sweden 1958
I’ll be the first to admit that, when it comes to any kind of sport, I pretty much know next to nothing. I know that most of them involve running and balls and cute little spandex outfits, but that’s about it. Still, as little as I know about the intricacies of baseball, basketball, hockey, football (American), and football (European), I love me some sports culture. Baseball hats, basketball shoes, vintage trophies, varsity sweatshirts, Cracker Jacks? I am SO DOWN (seriously, though, any excuse to accessorize—I’m there).
This year I saw the first of my friends put up their World Cup ticket and tagged a million people on it, talk about being subtle ! Followed by a whole bunch of my Brazilian friends going ga ga over their favourite venues . Followed by friends from other Latin American countries trying to connect with those travelling to Brazil. JEALOUS MUCH ! I hate Facebook for many such reasons.
This year, the twentieth FIFA World Cup is taking place in Brazil and, as such, all of my significantly more sports-savvy friends are all abuzz with it. Never one to miss out on such a huge cultural event, I’m appreciating the occasion in my own way—through World Cup posters! Since its establishment in 1930, each FIFA World Cup has had its own poster and advertising campaign—and most of them are pretty dern awesome, fabulous examples of modern graphic design. I’ve chosen a few of my favorites, so come join me for this fun trip down World Cup memory lane!