Beautiful balls

by Cem Basman

Amazing footballs

German artist, bora.herke, has created 32 footballs representing each of the qualifying countries in the 2006 FIFA World Cup. The cultural references in each are perhaps a little clichéd and in some instances a touch offensive (I'm sure Sweden has more to offer the world than Ikea) but together they are a nice collection and have merited some shelf space at the Colette store in Paris.

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Speaking of soccer balls:

This week I read that the price for a soccer ball rose from 60 to 200 Swiss Francs within the last decade or so. At the same time I heard on the radio that the Asian workers sewing the balls get 80 cents for every ball they finish. It makes me nauseous even to think where the rest of the money goes.

Philipp Sury, 2006-06-08

Since the headlines here at vowe are sometimes intentionally misleading... Shame on me ;)

Sascha Carlin, 2006-06-08

Sascha, most of these intentionally ambiguous headlines are in fact from me - so shame on me ;)

PS: My first intention btw, was "Got balls!" - but than I dropped the line ;)

Cem Basman, 2006-06-08

I imagine a camouflage ball like this one would finally make soccer entertaining. For me :)

Timo Stamm, 2006-06-08

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