Russia, here we come! tschutti heftli is holding an illustration



Russia, here we come! tschutti heftli is holding an illustration
media release
Lucerne, Mai 15th, 2017
Russia, here we come! tschutti
heftli is holding an illustration
competition for its 2018 World
Cup sticker album
A sticker album full of works of art instead of mere photographs: The tschutti heftli sticker album
will be one of the artistic highlights of the 2018 World Cup. Today we launch an international competition in order to find the best illustrators for our next sticker album. A highly esteemed jury will
select the winners of the competition.
In spring 2018, the Swiss collective tschutti heftli will again release a sticker album of the World
Football Championship. The teams will be designed by illustrators, graphic designers, cartoonists,
and other artists – with a pencil, on the computer, glued together, kneaded, or molded in clay. It
will already be the sixth edition of our sticker album.
In order to find the artists for the 2018 World Cup sticker album, tschutti heftli is holding an illustration competition. The task: to design a portrait of the Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona. Artists are free to choose how they want to portray the great Maradona – as a
bust, from up close, just by his hand, or any other way. The entry deadline is August 31, 2017.
The submitted works will be presented to a jury, which will award cash prizes totaling 5,000
Swiss Francs (approximately 4,600 Euros) for the best works. Our jury consists of highly competent professionals from the worlds of art and football:
Ramona Bachmann Swiss international football player
Iouri Podlatchikov Russian-born Swiss snowboarder and Olympic gold medalist
Alexi Lalas legendary defender for the United States men’s national football team
Nicolas Mahler
Austrian comic artist (Die Zeit, NZZ am Sonntag, Titanic), winner of the
Max-und-Moritz Prize for “Best Comic Artist in the German Language”
Viktor Melamed
Russian illustrator (Rolling Stone, The New Yorker)
Sergey Elkin
Russian cartoonist (Radio Liberty, Deutsche Welle)
Christoph Härringer German comic artist, creator of “Spottschau”, the longest-running newspaper comic strip in Germany
Bodo Birk
director of Internationaler Comic-Salon Erlangen, Germany’s most important comic festival
Thomas Beschorner professor at the University of St. Gallen’s Institute for Business Ethics,
doing research on questions of responsibility in professional football
Since the first edition in 2008, the tschutti heftli sticker album has become a well-known project
beyond the borders of Switzerland – not only because it is the artistic answer to Panini, but also
because the proceeds of our non-profit project go to Terre des Hommes, a humanitarian organization campaigning for human and children’s rights in the context of sporting mega events.
Further information on the contest can be found at
For press enquiries please contact:
Silvan Glanzmann
+41 78 610 18 15
[email protected]

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