ILLUSTRATION, PRINT DESIGN
FIFA Village de la Coupe du Monde, Paris, 2019
Le Point Ephémère, Paris, 2019
Diversité House, Paris, 2019
Centre Social et Culturel Rosa Parks, Paris, 2019
Denver Muséum of Modern Art, Denver, 2020
Los Angeles LGBT Archives, Los Angeles, 2020
FCZ Museum, Zurich, 2020
Les Dégommeuses, a queer soccer club and activist association in Paris, put out a call to create a poster that speaks to the diversity of female footballers. The intention was to create a series of posters to raise awareness around diversity within soccer during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in France.
Our poster was selected as part of a series of 13 and was exhibited in galleries in Paris and subsequently across the globe. It was also hung in the center of Paris along the walls of the official FIFA Fan Zone during the Cup as well as wheat pasted across the city by the team. The design was inspired by Panini football player cards. It showcases a detailed exploration of diversity in women’s soccer through an “exquisite corpse” inspired illustration of a non-traditional representation of a female soccer player, combined with pattern, collage, and a soccer club-inspired crest. We created two additional posters to compliment our original one as well.
The posters were exhibited around the perimiter of the Fifa Fan Zone in Paris during the World Cup.
The New York Times published a feature on Les Dégommeuses during the World Cup that told the story of their activist work fighting for acceptance of queer footballers in France and highlighted the posters as one of their tools for awareness.