Murugiah and Maxime Manga – Pupila World Cup footballs
6th December 2022
So, Costa Rican branding agency Pupila invited artists from each of the 32 nations playing at next month’s quadrennial kick-a-thon to design their own football. The Different Folk had two proud entries: Murugiah for Wales (yes, they qualified this time) and Maxime Manga for the mighty Cameroon.
Murugiah’s design is a pattern of reds, blues and yellows: a swirl of colours that will light up the sky as it’s launched into the top-corner. Maxime’s black, white and gold leaf effort features his trademark digital brushstrokes and geometric patterns; it includes the referee’s whistle, the centre circle and the eyes of the watching world.
As part of Pupila’s BOLA project, each design is being crafted by the world’s only not-for-profit ball manufacturer, Alive and Kicking, based in Kenya. And they’ll be available for purchase: perfect for the discerning Wednesday night five-a-side player.
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