If you were anywhere in Europe in June and July last year, you probably stumbled upon the festivities for the European Men’s Football Tournament. Well, 12 months later, the tournament is back for the players, and the posters for the event look absolutely stunning.
Some 16 European teams will compete in the Euro 2022 women’s championship, which starts today. The football will surely be superb, but what interests us the most are the posters of the event. The collection, aptly named ‘The Trailblazers’ was launched ahead of the event 100 days ago and the posters were displayed at UEFA headquarters in Nyon, but have now made their way to England where the Championship is curated (if you can’t wait to see the action, take a look at our guide to the best TVs.
The poster series includes 16 artworks, each designed by an artist from the countries competing in the Euro. The main poster in the collection is the work of former soccer player and tournament ambassador Josephine Henning (see main image).
England’s entry was designed by Kelly Anna (see above), who said: “The inspiration for my piece was our 1966 World Cup star. It’s a piece about hope and the determination to keep aiming for more stars. The piece is my representation of the importance of inclusion in football – the game is for everyone.”
Of all the designs, the French poster created by Claire Prouvost (see above) has to be my favourite. I love how Prouvost managed to encapsulate the speed and movement of the sport, as well as highlight the range of ethnicities and women in such a colorful way. The design almost reminds me of Matisse’s cutouts. You can see all the designs on the UEFA website (opens in a new tab).
UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 kicks off tonight with England v Austria at Old Trafford in Manchester. I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing like a nation coming together to enjoy sport and spark creativity. So if you’d like to try making your own rendition of the beautiful game, check out our guide on how to download Photoshop to make sure you have the software you need.