Christoph Niemann’s Animated World Cup Storybook

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“In anticipation of the World Cup, we sent the magazine’s contributing illustrator, Christoph Niemann, to Brazil in search of the soul of soccer. What he found instead is a curse that still hangs over the country, decades after the highly favored home team lost in the final game of the 1950 World Cup in Rio de Janeiro. In this animated storybook, Niemann meets this curse — and befriends him — and does his part to unmake that goal that has haunted Brazil for 64 years.”

Art and concept: CHRISTOPH NIEMANN; developer: JON HUANG; editor: SAMANTHA HENIG; art director: CRISWELL LAPPIN; audio editor: LESLYE DAVIS. Special thanks to Taylor Barnes.

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Experience the storybook here.

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Categories: New Illustration

Author:Thomas James

Thomas James is an Illustrator who has worked with The New York Times, WIRED, Pentagram, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and many others. You can see his portfolio at thomasjamesillustration.com.

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3 Comments on “Christoph Niemann’s Animated World Cup Storybook”

  1. June 6, 2014 at 9:55 am #

    Love them! Thanks for sharing!

  2. June 6, 2014 at 10:02 am #

    I wrote some music for Brazil. Have a listen. I think my two favourite are “Midnight in Manaus” for the great guitar, and “O Rio Amazonas” for the saxophone. You can find them in the album “Manaus Where Two Rivers Meet” by swo8 Blues Jazz and released April 30th 2014. Have a listen.
    Leslie

  3. June 7, 2014 at 5:27 am #

    Reblogged this on Maulidyafr's blog=)).

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