1978 World Cup Poster

World Cup fever is in full swing now, so I think it’s a great opportunity to share this striking poster from the 1978 World Cup in Argentina. However, after further investigation, I realized that this poster represents a very dark time in Argentina’s history. About two years before the World Cup, Argentina was in the midst of The Dirty War against left wing sympathizers and a military coup took place. During this time up to 30,000 Argentine citizens “disappeared”. It’s hard to believe that such terrible things were happening when you look at the jubilant figures on this poster…

(Via ISO50)

Comments Closed