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This is the Brazil 2014 World Cup poster

Jan 30, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT

FIFA tweeted this out a few minutes ago, the official poster of next summer’s World Cup:

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From FIFA’s official release:

The artwork depicts the beauty and diversity of Brazil through a colourful, emotional and vibrant design. The creative concept at the heart of the poster is “An entire country at football’s service – Brazil and football: one shared identity”, which inspired (creative agency) Crama to shape the winning design. This is evident throughout the poster, particularly where the players‘ legs challenging for the ball reveal the map of Brazil.

Brazilian icons Amarildo, Carlos Alberto Torres, Bebeto and Ronaldo, as Marta where on hand at the unveiling, but if you poke around on FIFA.com for a bit, you’ll see a series of other posters that may deserve a little more attention.

For example, here’s the host city poster for Rio:

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Sao Paulo:

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Here are the other nine, also available here:

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  1. martysbetter - Jan 30, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    From a design perspective, the one that was picked is the strongest of the bunch from the group you’ve displayed.

    The others are either illegible, use poor color choice, or are too busy.

    Kudos to the design team that came up with the winning composition.

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