World Cup round-up

Designers have been busying themselves with self-initiated and commissioned work ahead of the big day tomorrow.


Parallel has designed this bold yellow and black screen printed World Cup wall chart, which according to creative director Paul Fox ‘takes its influence from the classic 60′s calendars by Massimo Vignelli.’ Matt Willey’s MFRED typeface has been used for the numbers and the headlines.


Karoshi has designed this black and silver World Cup wall chart – which mercifully came with a silver pen – and it has also been made in digital form if that’s all a bit too analogue for you.

Crispin Finn

Here’s Crispin Finn’s take on the World Cup wall chart in their signature red white and blue. Although Crispin Finn have themselves sold out of the design, the people of Beach have got a few left.

Dave Sedgwick, Studio DBD

Studio DBB designer Dave Sedgwick has helped Manchester bar and gallery TwentyTwentyTwo explain its World Cup screening programme, with this printed guide, entitled Go.

An accompanying exhibition, Hey, will feature the images seen here in the book which shows player illustrations from each of the tournament’s  32 teams.

Marmalade on Toast has added some digital wizardry to the traditional sweepstake format with this multi-device sweepstake generator Shuffl. Here’s how it works:

Creative Nation and independent creative director Jon Daniel has branded The Art of Futebol for the ABC Trust, which has engaged Brazilian legends including Pele, Ronaldo and Romario for the project that will see footballs signed by the players, made into artworks by the likes of Pure Evil, Inkie, and Jimmy Galvin.

Jon Daniel

First is First by Freelance designer Simon Ford looks beyond the World Cup to classic international matches past and present, representing them with their national colours. Even the poster tube labels are rather nice.   

Simon Ford
Simon Ford

Fiasco Design has created an interactive World Cup calendar which features info on every game as well as trivia and tournament history.

By Fiasco Design

Designer Dean Harding has created this planner/flag:

Dean Harding

Uniform is inviting creatives from each country represented in the World Cup to create a piece of artwork inspired by each game their team plays in the tournament. So far designers and consultancies involved include Joao Peres, Apple, for Brazil; Lance Wyman, USA; Sam Byrnes, Dragon 76, Japan; and M&C Saatchi, Australia. Head to to get involved.


Meanwhile the design industry has been given a classic footy makeover in Cog Design’s World Cup Sweepstake. You can see editor Angus Montgomery has been given a fetching Alexi Lalas-style barnet and facial hair. Each member of the industry has been matched with a team from the tournament in a draw that went something like this.

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