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2006 FIFA World Cup Germany 'Art Posters'

  • 2004-2006
These 3 posters, representing Australia, China and Japan were produced as part of a series of 14 official 'Art Posters' created for the FIFA World Cup held in Germany in 2006.

Many international artists were involved in producing the designs: Jess MacNeil (Australia), Luo Brothers (China), Hisashi Tenmyouya (Japan) represented in this acquisition - plus Kwesi Owusu-Ankomah (Ghana), Toyin Loye (Nigeria), Beatriz Milhazes (Brazil), Sarah Morris (USA), Andreas Gursky (Germany), Markus Lüpertz …


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Object Statement

Posters (3), '2006 FIFA World Cup Germany Art Posters', colour offset lithographic prints, paper, various designers, made in Germany, 2004-2006

Physical Description

Three 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany Art Posters: 'A cup for your toy' designed by the Luo Brothers, 'Could go either way' designed by Jess MacNeil and 'Football' designed by Hisashi Tenmyouya. The posters are colour offset lithographs on paper, produced in Germany. They were designed as part of joint project between FIFA and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany to produce a new category of Official Event Posters, Art Posters, which also function as a high-end fan item.



  • 2004-2006


Created as part of a series of 14 official regional 'Art Posters' by international artists for the FIFA 2006 World Cup held in Germany:

-1 Luo Brothers - Luo Wei Dong (b.1963), Luo Wei Bing (b.1964) and Luo Wei Guo (b.1972), born in Nanning, southern province of Guangxi, China. Graduated from the Guangxi Academy of Art, the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art and the Central Academy of Applied Arts respectively.

-2 Jess MacNeil (b. Nova Scotia, Canada), a London-based Australian artist (painting, video, installation, film).

-3 Hisashi Tenmyouya (b.1966), an innovative contemporary Japanese artist, who revitalises/transforms traditional Japanese painting into new graphic art forms using non-traditional iconography and mediums (eg acrylics).



The posters were acquired by the Museum for display in 'The World Cup dream: stories from Australia's soccer mums and dads' exhibition at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse Museum, 5 June - 23 July 2006) which celebrated the role of migrant families in developing the history of football in Australia.

Created as part of a series of 14 official regional 'Art Posters' by international artists for the FIFA World Cup held in Germany, 2006.


Credit Line

MAAS Collection, 2018

Acquisition Date

28 August 2018

Cite this Object


2006 FIFA World Cup Germany 'Art Posters' 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 27 January 2023, <>


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