FIFA World Cup 1962
FIFA World Football Museum
GARRINCHA Manuel Francisco dos Santos, better known as Mané Garrincha was the obvious choice to headline the 1962 poster. In the absence of the injured Pelé, Garrincha really stepped forward and took the lead. Such was his performance during the summer of 1962 that British football press said he was “Stanley Matthews, Tom Finney and a snake charmer all rolled into one” and Chilean newspaper El Mercurio wondered “What planet is Garrincha from?”
Mané Garrincha is widely regarded as the best dribbler in football history and left defences in turmoil whenever he played. Unfortunately his life off the pitch was just as confused as the defences he tore through. Improvisation, that worked so famously on the field did not off it. Garrincha was a heavy drinker pretty much all through his life and he did not live to see his fiftieth birthday. The illustration of Garrincha is made to capture his somewhat odd physical construction, his unpredictable style of play and his character outside the game.
A photo collage consisting of several different shots was assembled and then presented as a cardboard sculpture through the use of heavy texturing. The homemade feeling illustrated by the cardboard look suited both tournament and Garrincha. Governed by the famous Carlos Dittborn Chile managed to stage a fully working World Cup with limited resources and Garrincha was very much a local Pau Grande boy all his life. Though hit by money and success he did not change lifestyle. He kept playing in local, improvised games even after he turned professional.
PHOTO TREATMENTS All the photos seen here have been tweaked and textured to look like paper copies and/or postcards. The four shots above show two ways of combining images in order to further dramatize an event. The pair at the top were taken at the same place just moments apart. By combining them the joy of scoring and sadness of conceding a goal becomes heightened. The other two were not taken at the same time and place but combined they become more interesting.
Below are further examples on archive photos being merged with typography, logotypes and textures to communicate zeitgeist.