The World Cup starts in less that 15 days. Who’s ready?
David Curry, on our member artists, sure is. He’s created a series of World Cup posters commemorating the previous seven winners. Read on for more info behind the posters from David.
I love the detail and the inclusion of the dates each team won. Yeah, Brazil, we get it… you’re good at Soccer.
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I had previously been experimenting with Boxing & Film inspired posters and given that I’m a huge Soccer/Football fan and being English I originally only set out to create an England poster ahead of the World Cup. I loved the final result and decided to do more posters carrying on the elements I was most pleased with – the basic flag colours and designs, the stars and dates for previous wins and the textures to help capture national identity and the time since the country’s previous victories.
Having only planned 1 poster I knew I didn’t have enough time to do all of the 32 teams (as much as I would have liked to), I had really liked the star and date on the England poster so I decided to only do posters for the 7 previous winning nations.
For each poster I took a close look at the nation’s flags, soccer strips and history and decided the key elements I wanted to include. I found or photographed appropriate textures (usually a combination of at least 2) and started drawing basic flag, strip or historical elements and tried to represent them in artistic styles suitable to the style and culture of the individual nations. I brought all the elements together in GIMP and decided on fonts appropriate to the style to add the dates before finally adding gradient layers to produce the final result. As an example, Brazil I associate with children learning to play in the streets so I photographed eroded tarmac, and used a splashed paint effect to add flag elements. I chose a 70′s style font as the 1970 winning team is the one that comes to mind when I think of Brazil.