Jun 10, 2013

Seattle artist Art Chantry designs custom U.S. Soccer poster

SEATTLE (June 9, 2013) - Local Seattle artist Art Chantry has designed a game-specific poster for the U.S. Men's National Team's FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Panama on June 11 at CenturyLink Field. 

Art Chantry Soccer Poster
U.S. Soccer Poster by Art Chantry

Chantry is a graphic designer based in the Northwest whose lo-fi, high contrast designs have been used by famous rock bands such as Nirvana, Hole, Gang of Four and several others. His low-tech design approach has also been showcased at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum of Modern Art, the Seattle Art Museum, the Smithsonian and the Louvre. 

The limited-edition poster will be available for purchase at the U.S. Soccer Pep Rally at Cinerama on Monday night (door open at 7:30 p.m.) and on ussoccerstore.com. There will also be a limited number of posters signed by Chantry for sale only on ussoccerstore.com.

"Having seldom executed 'sports' posters before, I realized that there was little I could do to actually compete against the standards within the genre of sports graphics," said Chantry. "So, I decided to treat the idea of a sports poster as if it were a grunge rock gig poster. All the graphic elements in the poster carry along that aged, worn feel along with a casual disregard for formal restraints."

Chantry utilized the dynamic movement of a soccer player in motion to capture a design that is literally throwing itself off the frame of the poster's edge.

"I captured that moment of impact between the kicking foot and the flying ball," said Chantry. "That split second when the world stops mid-motion, when you don't know which way it's all going to go. It can fly directly into the goal, or it can fall off the poster entirely."