Sunday, February 16, 2014

Badge of the Day #80 (Metalurg Smederevo)

Presenting the final example from the recent consignment acquired from Serbia & featuring an object representing Metalurg Smederevo, thus named from 1967 – 76 (now having evolved over the years into the more prosaic ‘FK Smederevo’, relegated last season from the Serbian SuperLiga & currently mid-tablish, a point & place above Sinđelić Belgrade) & therefore of the former Yugoslavia, imbuing the badge as 'ghostly' historical artefact with hauntological & ‘Ostalgic’/Yugo-nostalgic’ qualities.
Again, the attraction lies in the name – Smederevo is a good, exotic one, & the ‘Metalurg’ has that delightful, irresistible East European ‘industrial’ aspect to it – made the more so by virtue of being rendered in its native Cyrillic upon the chunky (difficult-to-photograph) chrome objecthood of the badge.

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