zaire at the 1974 world cupFROM THE ARCHIVES OF THE WORLD CUP
In what should have been a trailblazing moment for African soccer as a whole, Zaire’s trip to the 1974 World Cup quickly went from bad to worse thanks to Joseph Mobutu, the nation’s ruthless dictator.
PHOTO: THE INCIDENT
The goal of this project was to create a video that explained a complex topic in a short, simple way using typography and images. I had to research the story, write and condense a script, hire a voice actor, and finally, design and animate the entire video.
photo: rebels attacked by riot police
Because this story took place in the 1960s and 1970s, I took a simple, textured graphic approach to match the older photos I would be using. I used bold typography, in order to emphasize important points in the voiceover, and the colors I chose reflected those on Zaire’s kit.
photo: zaire squad, 1974