The FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia is almost at an end, with four teams - France, Belgium, Croatia, and England - left in the semi-finals all eager to win that coveted final position! Regardless of whether they win or lose this round, all four teams have performed exceptionally this year, none moreso than Gareth Southgate's England squad which has reignited England's dream of winning a second World Cup! France are also chasing that second win, following their first when they were hosts way back in 1998. Croatia and Belgium both have very strong teams this year, both looking at achieving their first ever World Cup win! As the world prepares for the final four matches, here's the final eight Displate designs by artist Ariadna S.C. featuring the animal mascots for each of the participating teams in the World Cup this year!
With several major teams already out of the running, and only two more games in the "Round Of 16" still to play before the quarter finals, the world is waiting patiently to see which two teams out of Sweden, Switzerland, Colombia, and England will be joining Uruguay, France, Brazil, Belgium, Russia, and Croatia in the next stage of the FIFA World Cup 2018! In the meantime, here's some more Displate artwork by artist Ariadna S.C. featuring the animal mascots for each of the participating teams in the World Cup this year! Stay tuned for the final eight designs from this set!
The fight to qualify for the Round Of 16 in the FIFA World Cup 2018 finals is hotting up, with only a few more spaces left to fill. Belgium and England both qualified after just two games, so their game against each other will decide their final finishing positions in this round. Perhaps the biggest shock for everyone was the current World Champions, Germany, being knocked-out in the group stage by being defeated by South Korea! The first time that has ever happened in the history of the World Cup! In anticipation for the Round Of 16, here's some more Displate artwork by artist Ariadna S. C. featuring the animal mascots for each of the participating teams in the World Cup this year! More to follow over the next few days!
The first round of the FIFA World Cup finals in Russia is nearly over, with several international teams already qualifying for the "Round Of 16" after their first two games, and several teams already being knocked-out from the tournament! This week sees the third and final games of the current round being played to decide which teams play each other in the following round. To show support for the various international football teams, here's a set of Displate artwork by artist Ariadna S. C. featuring the animal mascots for each of the participating teams in the World Cup this year! More to follow over the course of the coming week!
The World Cup Golden Ball award has been around in various guises since the 1930 World Cup in Uruguay, being awarded to the most distinguished player of each World Cup tournament. In 1982 it was renamed the Adidas Golden Ball award for commercial reasons, and continues to be sponsored by the German sports apparel company. With the current World Cup finals under way, several potential contenders have already made their mark, notably Portuguese player, Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored an impressive hat-trick to equalize with Spain in their first game of the finals! To commemorate the long history of the award, here's a selection of Displate artwork by artist Mr. Jackpots, featuring some of the most recent Golden Ball winners from previous World Cup finals!
The FIFA World Cup Finals 2018 in Russia have finally kicked off, as football fans around the world watched a staggering 5-0 opening game between Russia and Saudi Arabia! For the next month, 32 qualifying international teams will battle it out for the ultimate football prize - the FIFA World Cup Trophy (formerly known as the Jules Rimet Trophy). To celebrate World Cup fever, here's a selection of Displate artwork based on the colours of each international team's home kit, and featuring their international emblems, including a few teams who did not manage to qualify for the 2018 event. Browse the set to find your favourite team, and be sure to keep checking the blog for more World Cup themed posts over the next few weeks as the FIFA World Cup 2018 heats up! Who do you think will win?
Today is the day that an estimated one billion people around the world are expected to tune in to watch the biggest American Football event of the year live - The NFL Super Bowl! 2018 sees the 52nd Super Bowl live event, hosted this year by the U.S. Bank Stadium in Minniapolis, Minnesota, with the two teams contesting the Super Bowl LII trophy being the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles! The Big Game is said to be the most viewed sporting event around the world each year, with ratings of the grand finale increasing every season! Several Super Bowl traditions have since become a popular draw as much as the game itself, such as a celebrity artist singing the American national anthem, and the popular half-time advertisements. Every year big movie studios pay big Bucks for advertising slots, and debut some of their most anticipated movie trailers during this premium slot! To celebrate the fifty-second Super Bowl event, here's a selection of NFL themed Displate artwork based on the two opposing teams! Many more official NFL designs available - Click the "Browse" button to browse the NFL category!
The overall design of the six chess pieces has not changed much since the original inception of the game, although the powers given to each piece has evolved over time, acquiring their current abilities in Spain during latter half of the 15th century. The rules of the game were standardised during the 19th century, which also included advanced moves such as "Castling" and "En Passant". Artist Michael Little has taken a centuries-old game and given it a steampunk spin, with this matching set of steampunk-inspired chess pieces. This Displate set takes the classic pieces - Pawn, Rook, Knight, Bishop, Queen, and King - and presents them as mobile metal characters on tricycles! This fantastic set would look great in a public space or in a games room or library!
On August 26th, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will go head-to-head at the T-Mobile arena on the Las Vegas strip, Nevada. McGregor, predominantly a mixed martial arts fighter currently signed to the UFC, will be partaking in his first ever professional boxing match against Mayweather who has a 49-0 boxing career record. The bout has been dubbed "The Money Fight" by the media, and will reportedly be one of the richest fights in boxing history! To celebrate the Irish fighter, here's a collection of Displate artwork featuring The Notorious!
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) was originally founded by Vince McMahon and his wife, Linda, in 1979 under the name "Titan Sports", before being renamed the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) after McMahon bought the Capitol Wrestling Corporation from his father. Throughout the 1980's the sport became increasingly popular, giving rise to several household names in the guise of larger-than-life wrestling stars such as Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, The Legion Of Doom, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Ted "The Million Dollar Man" DiBiase, The Ultimate Warrior, Randy Savage, Andre The Giant, and many, many more! Here's a selection of Displate artwork by artist Mr. Jackpots, featuring some of the golden age wrestlers from the 80's!
We're currently halfway through the 2017 F1 Grand Prix season, and this weekend sees the British Grand Prix hosted by Silverstone in the UK - arguably one of the most anticipated races of any Grand Prix season on this historic racetrack! If you're a Formula 1 enthusiast, here's a collection of minimalistic designs by artist Chungkong Art depicting the various racetracks from the 2017 season!