Search

Can you guess these former World Cup posters?

PUBLISHED: 12:00 11 June 2018

A Sheffield Wednesday employee sticks up a poster advertising the 1966 World Cup games to be played at Hillsborough. Photo: PA

A Sheffield Wednesday employee sticks up a poster advertising the 1966 World Cup games to be played at Hillsborough. Photo: PA

PA Archive/PA Images

It’s not the first thing that comes to mind when somebody mentions the World Cup, but every tournament has a poster - how many can you remember?

The Russia 2018 poster, designed by Russian artist Igor Gurovich, features legendary Russian goalkeeper Lev Yashin saving a ball showing Russia from space, reflecting the country’s achievements in space exploration.

At the poster’s launch, Fifa Secretary General Fatma Samoura said: “The official poster of the 2018 Fifa World Cup is a true reflection of Russia’s artistic and football heritage.

“We are very proud of this beautiful landmark asset that portrays such an important icon and celebrates the coming tournament on Russian soil.”

Igor Gurovich explained: “The style of Soviet post-constructivist posters from the 1920s and 1930s, and their unique visual language, became one of the most important and revered elements of Russian culture.

“This language is unquestionably thought of as Russian throughout the world,” he continued. “Therefore, in my work on the poster, I really wanted to make this language modern and relevant once again.”

Chairman of the Russia 2018 Local Organising Committee Vitaly Mutko added: “It was very important for us to portray Russia as the host country in the official poster.

“That’s why we chose Lev Yashin, a symbol of Russian football, as the main figure. I’m sure that the poster will become one of the most memorable symbols of the 2018 Fifa World Cup Russia and that fans and participants alike will approve of it.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Gravesend Reporter visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Gravesend Reporter staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Gravesend Reporter account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News

Yesterday, 11:19

Officers investigating a collision in Dartford after a vehicle failed to stop for police are appealing for witnesses.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Mayor of Gravesham cllr David Hurley led a crowd of cadets, scouts, brownies, councillors, members of Kent Police and more to Windmill Hill Gardens this morning (Sunday, November 11) in a procession to mark Remembrance Day.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Jamie Brown, of Archant Local Impact, explains how to make your business stand out from the crowd

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Pickled cucumber jars containing what is believed to be cannabis prompted Kent Police officers to arrest two men.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Kent Police are appealing for information following a burglary in Dartford.

Most read

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Gravesend Reporter e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Gravesend Reporter twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24