Monday, February 23, 2015

World Cup '74 Portrait Collection: Squad #1 (Argentina)

Extracting some more mileage from the freshly-completed World Cup ’74 portrait project, today we take the drawings from the context of their randomly-chosen linear progress &, referring to the original source material from which they were processed, (re)present the first of the collected squads, in a manner that more closely replicates the FKS ‘Wonderful World of Soccer Stars World Cup 1974 sticker album rather than its Panini ’München 74 counterpart, arranging each of the 16 portraits in a 4 x 4 grid format upon a single ‘page’ with a background colour (that, in our case, will reference each nation’s main playing colours, unlike the standard applied by the FKS publication) & beginning alphabetically with Argentina.

Arranged & seen thus, all the little individual deviations from the standard ‘template’ & intended regularity of technique become apparent, evidence of a manual rather than mechanical process, ‘re-mediation’ & de-photography’ in practice.

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