Rudi Gundersen's World Cup Stars Series Celebrates the Sport

 - Jun 25, 2014
References: thaeger & inspirefirst
Entitled "World Cup Stars", this series of illustrations is the work of visual artist Rudi Gundersen. Famed football stars like Neymar, Lahm, Casillas and Ronaldo are featured in this set of portraits that transform the world's best soccer players into immaculate and national icons.

Resembling their own fans, the players are illustrated while wearing face paint that mimics the motifs of their country's flag. These illustrations are depicted within framed crests that bear a resemblance to a traditional coat of arms. The illustrations also feature the names of nations that are associated with each of these famed footballers.

Rudi Gundersen's "World Cup Stars" portrait series features images of players from countries that include Argentina, Portugal, Italy and even this year's hosting nation, Brasil.