Evolution of Graphic Design in Fifa World Cup

Fifa World Cup 2010, the biggest and the most awaited event of the year, is just 84 days away. While the individual talents of the players and managers inspire many of the youths around the earth, it is time for the designers to get inspired. Designers can get hell lot of inspiration from the posters, logos and the mascots used in this tournament. Each and every poster, logo or Mascot has a very close relation to where the tournament is being hosted. It relates to the color and nationality of the nation which hosts this tournament.

World Cup Posters

1930 — Uruguay

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1934 — Italy

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1938 — France

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1950 — Brazil

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1954 — Switzerland

WorldCup1954poster.jpg

1958 — Sweden

WorldCup1958poster.jpg

1962 — Chile

WorldCup1962poster.jpg

1966 — England

WorldCup1966poster.jpg

1970 — Mexico

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1974 — West Germany

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1978 — Argentina

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1982 — Spain

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1986 — Mexico

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1990 — Italy

WorldCup1990poster.jpg

1994 — USA

WorldCup1994poster.jpg

1998 — France

WorldCup1998poster.jpg

2002 — Korea/Japan

WorldCup2002poster.jpg

2006 — Germany

WorldCup2006poster.jpg

2010 — South Africa

WorldCup2010poster.jpg

Logos

1950 — Brazil

WorldCup1950logo.jpg

1954 — Switzerland

WorldCup1954logo.jpg

1958 — Sweden

WorldCup1958logo.jpg

1962 — Chile

WorldCup1962logo.jpg

1966 — England

WorldCup1966logo.jpg

1970 — Mexico

WorldCup1970logo.jpg

1974 — West Germany

WorldCup1974logo.png

1978 — Argentina

WorldCup1978logo.png

1982 — Spain

WorldCup1982logo.png

1986 — Mexico

WorldCup1986logo.png

1990 — Italy

WorldCup1990logo.png

1994 — USA

WorldCup1994logo.png

1998 — France

WorldCup1998logo.png

2002 — Korea/Japan

WorldCup2002logo.png

2006 — Germany

WorldCup2006logo.png

2010 — South Africa

WorldCup2010logo.png

Mascots

World Cup Willie

A lion, a typical symbol of the United Kingdom, wearing a Union Flag jersey with the words “WORLD CUP”.

worldcup1966mascotwillie.png

Juanito

A boy wearing Mexico’s kit and a sombrero (with the words “MEXICO 70″). His name is the diminutive of “Juan”, a common name in Spanish.

worldcup1970mascotjuanito.jpg

Tip and Tap

Two boys wearing Germany kits, with the letters WM (Weltmeisterschaft, World Cup) and number 74.

worldcup1974mascottiptap.png

Gauchito

A boy wearing Argentina’s kit. His hat (with the words ARGENTINA ’78), neckerchief and whip are typical of gauchos.

worldcup1978mascotGauchito.jpg

Naranjito

An orange, a typical fruit in Spain, wearing the kit of the host’s national team. Its name comes from naranja, Spanish for orange, and the diminutive suffix “-ito”.

worldcup1982mascotnaranjito.jpg

Pique

A jalapeño pepper, characteristic of Mexican cuisine, with a moustache and wearing a sombrero. Its name comes from picante, Spanish for spicy peppers and sauces.

worldcup1986mascotpique.jpg

Ciao

A stick figure player with a football head and an Italian tricolore body. Its name is an Italian greeting.

worldcup1990mascotCiao.png


Striker, the World Cup Pup

A dog, a common American pet animal and icon, wearing a red, white and blue football uniform with the words “USA 94″.

worldcup1994mascotStriker.png

Footix

A rooster, one of the national symbols of France, with the words “FRANCE 98″ on the chest. Its body is mostly blue, like the host’s national team shirt and its name is a portmanteau of “football” and the ending “-ix” from the popular Astérix comic strip. Other proposed names were “Raffy”, “Houpi” and “Gallik”.

worldcup1998mascotFootix.png

Ato, Kaz and Nik (The Spheriks)

Orange, purple and blue (respectively) futuristic, computer-generated creatures. Collectively members of a team of "Atmoball" (a fictional football-like sport), Ato is the coach while Kaz and Nik are players. The three individual names were selected from shortlists by users on the Internet and at McDonald’soutlets in the host countries.

worldcup2002mascotAto, Nik and Kaz.png

Goleo VI

A lion wearing a Germany shirt with the number 06 and a talking football named Pille. Goleo is a portmanteau of the words "goal" and "leo", the Latin word for lion. In Germany, "Pille" is a colloquial term for a football.

worldcup2006mascotGermanyGoleo.jpg

Zakumi

Zakumi is a leopard with green hair wearing a shirt saying South Africa 2010. Zakumi’s green and gold colors represents South African national sports’ teams colors. His name comes from "ZA", the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for South Africa, and "kumi", a word that means "ten" in various African languages.

worldcup2010mascotZakumi.jpg

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20 Responses to “Evolution of Graphic Design in Fifa World Cup”
  1. Doreen

    This is a great collection)
    have You spent much time on her collecting?

  2. Web Development Melbourne

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  3. cityville

    i was starting to believe that i might be the sole person that cared about this, at the very least at present i discover im not insane :) i’ll make sure to see a number various other blogposts just after i get a tad of caffeine in me, cheers :)

  4. Louis Dashiell

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  5. Deck Lighting

    in the next world cup, i would try to be so energetic and i would cheer all day for my favorite team ‘*.

  6. SUV Reviews

    Nice mascot collection and new I’ll be looking for Euro cup mascots.

  7. novaabue

    i love it..great collection u got.i got this site that will help u more in your graphic designs take a look at this http://www.coachgc.com/graphics

  8. Casino Lemonade

    Great compilation. I love 2002 japan logo ! Also we just release our new 2010 Fifa World Cup template with Zakumi. Feedback are needed :) thanks
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  9. SymphonyS

    Great Collection!
    Good Job!

  10. design courses

    Nice detail article, it’s a good way to see the evolution of design.

  11. Maria

    Excellent information! thanks a lot!

  12. AGENT ORANGE

    Brillant compilation. Thanks, resume it all. and, what a good images! great piece of work. A Masterpiece, indeed.

  13. Smashing Share

    I love football and its really nice to see all these designs
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  14. Richie

    This is wonderful.
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  15. Paul

    Anyway I can get the artists of each poster? Just curious.

  16. Franco

    Great Post!!! you beat me to it (I was going to post it tomorrow) This is a good way to see the evolution of design and also to see how each country used their mascot to show what represents their culture

  17. Rwany

    Thanks, a useful compilation that worked well as a reference on a design project for a course on web design and digital history.

  18. Lucas Miquelon

    That’s wonderful!

  19. Nikola Lazarevic

    Great post!

    I like most old posters, especially Italy 1934 and Brazil 1950.

  20. Jeyaganesh

    That was really a nice collection.. great post..

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