Best design, art, animation and interactive projects for the Brazil World Cup 2014

England may be out in embarrassing fashion, but there are stil a lot of inspiring football-related creative projects to enjoy.

Brazil World Cup 2014:  Crispin Finn’s World Cup 2014 Planner (personal)

Now only available through Beach London, this beautifully designed printed wall planner harks back to a simpler time when football-loving children (and more than a few adults) filled in wall charters with biros and Berol pens.

Designed by Crispin Finn – aka designers and illustrators Anna Fidalgo and Roger Kelly – this 50x70cm screenprinted planner comes in an also-screenprinted kraft bag.

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Brazil World Cup 2014:  It’s Kicking Off interactive calendar (personal)

Created by Bristol-based design firm Fiasco Design, the It’s Kicking Off site presents a mix of tournament info and team trivia in a simple and fun way. Plus there’s a nifty way to export all of the games to iCal, so you can’t miss any of them.

Brazil World Cup 2014:  Soccer Knights (personal)

In Soccer Knights, Man-Tsun has represented three of his footballing heroes – Lionel Messi, Ronaldhino, Zinedine Zidane – with Manga knights acting as their totems.

Learn more about the project – and see more of the artworks – here.

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Brazil World Cup 2014:  The 12th Man (unofficial)

The World Cup provides a wealth of data about everything from scorelines to levels of social media interest. The 12th Man is a promotional tool for bookie-comparison site Bookmakers, providing a data visualisation of what’s happening in Brazil and online.

It looks slick and there’s not much on the site yet – but we hope to see this grow into an interesting infographic as the tournament progresses.

Brazil World Cup 2014: World Cup postcards (personal)

Created by Liverpool-based agency Splinter, these 32 postcards – one for each of the teams in the World Cup – feature some lovely simple animal illustrations by Adam Iwin and Claire McCann on one side, and trivia about each team on the other.

The cards were designed to make it easy to create office sweepstakes and the like, making it more fun than the usual scribbled team names on a scrap of paper.

Brazil World Cup 2014: Absolut Rio (unofficial)

For this vodka flavoured with orange, mango and passionfruit, Absolut commissioned a bottle artwork design from Brazilian fashion designer Oskar Metsavaht. Oskar has drawn on the psychogeography of Rio de Janeiro, representing and idyllic beach scene with sand, the sidewalk of Ipanema and the Dois Irmãos Mountain in the background.

"I accepted the challenge from Absolut because I think it’s interesting to take a world icon and be able disrupt it,” says Oskar. "This is also part of the soul of Rio; ‘cariocas’ [the people of Rio] don’t understand limits. And the special edition is to pay tribute to Rio, to reveal to the world what is exceptional in this city that I admire, that I live in and that I revere.”

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