HISTORY OF WORLD CUP
A dedicated page about the history of the Football World Cup.
visual design / ux / visual identity
As a great fans of football (specially of the World Cup finals), we decided to create a quick and free project in order to pay tribute to the world cup football, the maximum exponent of the sport of football. The idea was create a journey across all the 20 editions, from 1930 to 2014, including a resume, photos, videos, and interesting facts about each edition.
My work in this project was the visual design, the illustrations, the UX/UI, as well all the content: texts, photos, video selection.
As a quick project created without any commercial purpose, one of the objectives was to spend less money possible (ideally, only to buy the domain). That means all the photographical material must be free of copyrights, and the work in terms of research to find accurate and proper material had to be massive. The objective was to be flexible and "creative" enough to significantly represent to the highest quality all World Cup events with the availability of graphic material without rights as only resource. As an example, "Mexico 86" clearly must be represented by mention of Diego Maradona, but unfortunately all the material was copyrighted. The solution was to use a non-copyrighted photography of a graffiti of Maradona in the city of Napoli, representing a classical and iconic 1986 image, in order to show how important Maradona was for Argentina in the World Cup held in Mexico.
Due to the nature of the project, instead of creating an exhaustive guide full of data, the purpose becaome to create a short and quick resume of all World Cup events, in a very visual and enjoyable way. For that reason, a very clear interface, where the aim was to allow users to easily navigate across all competitive years, or navigate to a specific year, all encompassed by an elegant visual style that would fit perfectly to this "glamorous" theme.
When user arrives to the page, right at the start he can directly choose the desired year, or watch an introductory video. Independent of the option that has been selected, when the user reaches the desired World Cup year, a big and beautiful photo is shown, with a very short description. Next, a resume of the championship is shown below, along the flag of the winning nation and the current number of World Cups won by thiscountry (up to that year). Finally, two sections more can be seen: “Did you know?” and the “Video Theatre”; the first is a fun recap of interesting facts related to the specific World Cup, and the second is a selection of relevant videos that are related to that year’s competition, embedded from Youtube.
The History of World Cup was created in English and in Spanish.