World Cup 2010 Posters Inspired by African Pattern Heritage


There are now only eight weeks left until the kick-off of the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. This is the first time the greatest sporting event in the world is being held on the African continent, and it promises to be an exciting exploration of not only football but of African culture, heritage, and art.

As a celebration of this event, visual designer Charis Tsevis has designed, as a personal experiment, a series of posters that have been greatly inspired by the great African pattern heritage and contemporary football culture. They are his personal journey exploring Africa’s history and tradition and have given him nothing but great pleasure and an endless lesson.

The posters have been designed with custom-developed scripts and techniques in Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and Apple QuickTime Pro. The typeface used is PF Etnica.

Below you will find a selection of Charis Tsevis‘ creative Africa 2010 World Cup posters, to view more from this series, click here: Africa 2010 World Cup Posters.

South Africa 2010

South Africa 2010 - World Cup 2010

Didier Drogba (Côte d’Ivoire)

Didier Drogba Côte Ivoire World Cup 2010

Benjani Mwaruwari (Zimbabwe)

Benjani Mwaruwari (Zimbabwe) - World Cup 2010

Steven Pienaar (South Africa)

Steven Pienaar (South Africa) - World Cup 2010

Alex Song (Cameroon)

Alex Song (Cameroon) - World Cup 2010

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Samuel Eto’o (Cameroon)

Samuel Eto

Mickaël Essien (Ghana)

Mickaël Essien (Ghana) - World Cup 2010

Oguchi Onyewu (United States)

Oguchi Onyewu (United States) - World Cup 2010

Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo)

Emmanuel Adebayor (Togo) - World Cup 2010

African Star

African Star - World Cup 2010

Welcome to Africa (Ndere Dancer)

Welcome to Africa (Ndere Dancer) - World Cup 2010

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