Discover the official posters for the Russia World Cup (II)

Ciudad del Fútbol 01 Feb 2015
Rostov on Don, Samara, St. Petersburg, Saransk, Socchi and Volgograde are the key cities in our second edition of the Russia 2018 World Cup posters.

Each and every one of the official posters for the next Russia World Cup 2018 has its own design, its own identity. On January 31st we brought you the first part of the eleven posters of the competition for the Russia World Cup.  Want to check the rest?


The flamboyant Cossack culture is still prevalent in Rostov-on-Don, a modern city of one million inhabitants overlooking the beautiful Don river. The village of “Starocherkasskaya”, located 27 kilometres from Rostov-on-Don, is the former capital of the Don Cossacks. Today it is a museum city and one of the area’s main tourist attractions. The colours of the poster and the oak leaves, as well as the water effect represent the city to perfection. 


During World War II, Samara became a “second capital” of Russia as all government departments and diplomatic corps were evacuated there from Moscow. Places of interest for visitors include the massive 37-metre deep Stalin’s bunker and the beautiful nature preserve, Zhigulevskie Hills, on the Volga River. Illustrates a footballer with a speedy effect, and the colours of the region. 


From architecture and city planning to the performing talents of the Mariinsky Opera and Ballet to the masterpieces of the magnificent Hermitage Museum, everything in this delightful city is focused on beauty and elegance. The city’s legendary drawbridges over the grand Neva River and the famous “White Nights” in June draw tens of thousands of tourists every year. This poster has monuments and sculptures typical to the city and its vibrant culture. 


Located in central Russia, Saransk is the capital of the Republic of Mordovia and the area where all Finno-Ugric nations began. It is one of the most pleasant cities in Russia, regularly scoring high in the All-Russia city competition in recent years. This relatively small city is actively promoting sports and has commenced construction of a new, state-of-the-art 40,000-seat football stadium. The flames with the bird, elements and colours are typical of the area. 


The Black Sea resort of Sochi has risen to global prominence after having been awarded the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Situated along 140 km of the coast (the longest city in Europe) and against the backdrop of the Caucasus Mountains, this resort, now commonly referred to as the “Russian Riviera”, has long been one of Russia’s most popular tourist destinations and a truly great sports city. The snowy effect of the mountain, it's summit and the football featured in the poster represent this sporty city. 


Volgograd and the surrounding area saw some of the heaviest battles during World War II. The Battle of Stalingrad was a turning point in the war. The 85-metre “Motherland calling” statue is Volgograd’s landmark and can be seen from any point of the city. Pixels and designs that in a modern vision, show the growth of the historic city. 

Every World Championship is a great chance for designers and illustrators to demonstrate football and art, a perfect combination. The Russia 2018 World Cup is no exception.