With all this World Cup stuff going on, there is a ton of great World Cup related design popping up on the web these days. For example this wonderful series of posters created for the 16 qualifying teams, brought to you by Moxy Creative. I love these, simple graphics with a great color pallet. A slightly distressed look to the backgrounds, and limited editorial that commemorates the event. The posters are available on Moxy’s website $25.00
If you have been watching any of the world cup action, you might have noticed that the Adidas designed ball for this years games seems to travel a bit farther and faster than others. According to Professor Derek Leinweber, who heads the School of Chemistry and Physics at the University of Adelaide in Australia, it is because Adidas “Grip and Groove” surface on the ball creates greater levels of turbulence around the ball. This increase results in longer flights, with greater amounts of spin. This increase in spin will also have some of the world best goalies on their toes due to the unpredictable way the ball moves in flight. The ball meets all FIFA regulations, although it is a relatively small and heavy ball. Because of this game play should be faster and harder.
“Players are also discovering new opportunities to move the ball in erratic ways, alarming the world’s best goalkeepers,” said Leinweber. “By the time the ball reaches the goalkeeper, the Jabulani will have swerved and dipped, arriving with more power and energy than the Teamgeist.”
This is the eleventh ball that Adidas has designed for the World Cup, and the name Jabulani means “To Celebrate” in Zulu.
World Cup fever has hit, and its all about the football, or as we say here in America, “Soccer”. I’m not a huge football fan, but I have to admit this World Cup thing has kind of gotten to me this year, and I have been watching some of the games. I’m definitely planning on watching the USA vs England today at noon. So this morning while I was out gathering football intel, I came across this.
David Watson’s double-sided poster for the world cup. The poster is set entirely in Gotham, using bright primary colors. It is a double-sided A1+ poster produced in collaboration with G&B printers. 6 Colors printed on PhoeniXmotion paper.
All poster sale profits go to raises money for Soccer Aid, and UNICEF to help children around the world. So I say buy one. It’s for a good cause, and the poster looks fantastic.