Soviet-era-inspired World Cup 2018 wallcharts you wouldn't be embarrassed to have on your wall


Digital Arts | 11 May 18


The posters are currently on Kickstarter, with a goal of raising £5,000 by May 29 

London’s Studio Blackburn and Nirvana Creative Production House (CPH) have collaborated once again on a range of design-led Russia World Cup wall charts, inspired by the style of Soviet-era football teams, Russian Suprematism and the early 20th century art movement.

The wall charts are a way for football fans to keep track of results during this year’s football World Cup, set to kick off on June 14. Fans can write down the scores of every match.

The design of the wall charts depicts a deconstructed football pitch alongside bold Russian language typography, with a nod to this year's Lev Yashin inspired World Cup official poster. Fans can choose between red, white and blue – the colours of the Russian flag.

"We wanted to offer fans an alternative to the garish and unattractive wall charts many fans will be used to putting up with as they plot their team’s progress during international tournaments," founder of Studio Blackburn, Paul Blackburn, explains.

"It began as a real passion project of just a few editions, but over the years, we’ve had amazing feedback from friends and colleagues; this year we’re delighted to make them available to the public for the first time.

"The design itself is inspired by both Russian Suprematism and iconic football poster design - particularly the visual culture of the early 20th Century in the heyday of the USSR team."

Studio Blackburn and Nirvana CPH have been collaborating on tournament wall charts since the 2002 World Cup, but this year’s design is the first to be opened up to the pubic – previous years saw the project for family and friends only.

The wall charts can be backed on Kickstarter, with early bird backers able to claim their chart for a reducer price of £20. Backers can also opt for the limited gold foil version for £50 (see below), although the charts will ship to the UK only. The Kickstarter has a goal of raising £5,000 by May 29, with an estimated latest delivery date of June 12, so you can get marking results in time for kick off.

Studio Blackburn is a brand design consultancy that works for clients including Trainline, Rail Delivery Group and Oracle. Nirvana CPH is a television and video production company in London.

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