UPDATE: Thursday, May 22 at 2:51 p.m. ET
Artist Cristiano Siqueira's poster for the U.S. men's national team has been revealed.
Not exactly a flying eagle/rock fantasy, but definitely going up on the wall come June. The posters for Brazil and Italy are also looking on point. You can now see all 32 posters via ESPN Media Zone.
With the 2014 FIFA World Cup on the horizon, a Brazilian artist is beginning to unveil a bevy of custom posters for the occasion.
Avi Creditor of Sports Illustrated shared images of the posters, which were created by artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira. Commissioned by ESPN, Siqueira has put together country-specific posters showing players and crests from each of the 32 nations involved.
The posters are being released in sets, with the most recent reveal including Algeria, Colombia, Ghana, Greece, Netherlands, Russia, Switzerland and Uruguay.
Here’s a look at some of the fine handiwork Siqueira has released so far (courtesy of SI Soccer):
Not bad, eh?
These things will certainly be flying off shelves like sweet muffins should they find their way onto vendor carts in Rio de Janeiro (and they most certainly will).
Rest easy, U.S. soccer fans. More posters will be released as the Cup nears, with the USMNT illustration being among the yet-to-be-revealed nations.
I like to picture the U.S. poster showing Clint Dempsey soaring over a valley of McRib sandwiches with eagle wings, playing the guitar solo from "Stairway to Heaven." I don’t know how Siqueira would find a way to communicate what song is being played, but I’m sure he’ll find a way.
Until then, we’ll keep our eyes peeled and update you when the next big reveal drops.
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