Design June, 24 2014

Illustrated FIFA World Cup Stadiums in Brazil

With the defending champs no longer in the running and the US one win away from advancing to the next round, football fever is starting to reach an all-time high. However, aside from the games and players, a major topic of the FIFA World Cup is the stadiums. Contrary to the majority of critics who have bashed the value of the dozen newly-built stadiums in Brazil, one artist — architect and illustrator Andre Chiote — believes that they “are landmarks in the cities that will perpetuate in the future as a cultural and social legacy.” In the above illustrations, Chiote uses Brazil’s national colors to highlight five stadiums – Fonte Nova Arena, Amazonia Arena, Mane Garrincha Stadium, Mineirao Stadium and Maracana Stadium. The other seven match arenas will be illustrated soon.