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
Fussbal Club Zurich Museum, Zurich, 2020
"Around the world, on the tall grasses of the countryside, on the clay terrains of townships, and on the concrete of cities, they defy – sometimes in spite of themselves – the norms and expectations of gender. They confront prejudice, they affirm themselves, they occupy space. They are women, and they are footballers. Powerful, quick, technical, eager, free: this is how we, Les Dégommeuses, imagine footballers. Queer, badass, cute, or whatever – design them as you wish, but remember that this contest intends to highlight their diversity."
This was the brief given by Les Dégommeuses, a queer activist association and soccer team based in Paris, for their Women's World Cup poster competition.
Our poster was selected as part of a series of 13 finalists and in turn 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.
We were honored to take part in this competition and hope that our work helped to showcase the diversity of women in soccer as well as inspire young girls to pursue their passion for the sport.
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.