An Illustrated History Of World Cup Poster Art
Ever since the first World Cup in 1930 through to the 2018 tournament being hosted by Russia, each edition of the football World Cup has had an official poster. Let's take a look at every World Cup poster since the tournament began.
Ever since the first World Cup hosted by Uruguay in 1930 through to the 2018 tournament being hosted by Russia, each edition of the football world cup has had an official poster representing the global scale of the event and the tournament hosts.
There are a number of brilliant artworks among them, some created by world-famous artists. Whether it’s Chile 1962’s lunar design or the African symbolism in 2010, most of these posters are stunningly beautiful.
Russia 2018’s poster features Yashin, the country’s most famous footballer, a goalkeeper diving with outstretched arms to his left to make a save. Yashin, who is the only goalkeeper to win the Ballon d’Or (in 1963) and was known as the ‘Black Spider’. He is featured wearing his signature outfit of a black shirt and shorts with a knee brace and a cap. This poster is designed by artist Igor Gurovich, who was inspired by art’s Constructivist movement that originated in Russia in the 1920s.
Let’s take a look at every world cup poster, since the tournament began.