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Monthly Archives: June 2014

Adidas Instagram moments World Cup art

Adidas has commissioned artists to produce artwork for ‘#allin moments’ during the World Cup. In other words, when an Adidas sponsored player or team does something half-decent. The results are some very nice pieces of work that are being shared via the three-stripe brand’s Instagram account. There are six moments so far, the most recent of which was James Rodriguez … Continue reading

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World Cup Stadia Architecture posters by Andre Chiote

Illustrator Andre Chiote specialises in eye-catching architecture drawings (not least because he is also an architect). With the World Cup currently in full swing, Porto-based Andre has turned his attention to some of Brazil’s brand new World Cup stadia, capturing some of the main ones in a distinctive minimalist style. The Maracana (pictured, right) inevitably features prominently. There are also … Continue reading

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The second best choice in matchday neckwear

Obviously, a Savile Rogue cashmere scarf should be your first choice in neckwear to wear to the game. Failing that, we reckon this Mexico supporter at last night’s win over Croatia has probably got the right idea. In addition to his rather fetching neckerchief, he turned up to the game in a sombrero and with accompanying donkey (or possibly horse … Continue reading

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Penalty – photos of washed up footballs – by Mandy Barker

Photographer Mandy Barker has been using the World Cup to raise awareness of marine pollution. She has collected 769 footballs that were washed in as marine debris. The balls were collected from 41 different countries. The recovered footballs were then placed alongside other balls found on beaches and made into a series of four photographs. Mandy has also selected 32 … Continue reading

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Schoolboys’ Own Stuff by John McDermott

This classy screenprint celebrates Paul Gascoigne’s stunning free-kick for Tottenham against Arsenal in the 1991 FA Cup semi-final. You get the iconic commentary by Barry Davies printed in metallic silver on a dark 300gsm paper. Davies’ memorable words are fired across the page following the trajectory or Gazza’s brilliant set-piece. On choosing this particular goal, Belfast-based John said: “It is … Continue reading

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Panini Cheapskates hand-drawn football stickers

There has been a bit of coverage about the cost of completing this year’s Panini World Cup sticker album. Apparently, it will set you back an average of £450 to collect all 639 stickers. One fan has cut those costs dramatically by drawing all of the stickers instead. The supporter, known only as Alex, has set up the Panini Cheapskates … Continue reading

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Brazil vs Croatia animation by Richard Swarbrick

We’ve featured the distinctive work of animator Richard Swarbrick a few times over the past couple of years. Here’s his latest work, hot off the press. It looks like Richard is planning on being very busy during the World Cup, because this video points towards a daily animated round-up of goals scored at the tournament. After last night’s opener between … Continue reading

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Illustrated charity World Cup wall chart by Elliott Quince

This World Cup wall chart is the work of Elliott Quince, of Quinky Art. If you wall is not yet suitably equipped with a chart ahead of the World Cup kicking-off this evening, this one has two big selling points. Firstly, it features Elliott’s excellent illustrations of World Cup legends and classic World Cup moments. Secondly, all the proceeds from … Continue reading

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England players sign their portraits by Steve Welsh

We’ve featured the work of illustrator Steve Welsh (aka Miniboro) on a social media accounts on a few occasions in the past. His portraits are now getting attention at the very top of the game, with the England World Cup squad being presented with likenesses of themselves drawn by Steve. The collection was commissioned with the BBC and will go … Continue reading

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Brazil nut carvings of England greats by Quentin Devine

Micro-artist Quentin Devine has carved some of England’s greatest footballing talents into Brazil nuts ahead of the World Cup in Brazil. A Brazil nut is around 2cm long by 1.5cm high, but Quentin has managed to chisel out likenesses of players such as Paul Gascoigne, David Beckham and Gary Lineker. Each player took around 96 hours to complete, with Quentin … Continue reading

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