The World Cup As Seen From The Year ’03

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This is one of those older links that, when you find it, it applies to today really well. Plus, it also follows our post the other day about Erik Spiekermann hating the World Cup design work. We speak of the 11 Designer project from 2003, wherein eleven designers decided that the ’06 World Cup had to have a really great look. No one was commissioned by FIFA to do any of this, they just took on the jobs themselves, all for fun. And unfortunately, as Spiekermann so loudly proclaimed, FIFA didn’t pay any attention at all and went with their current look. Not everything is fantastic in this collection, to be sure, but there are a few really great ones, and it’s definitely nice to see what else was floating around out there and to think of what could have been.