These ‘Faux-Vintage Barcelona Football Cards’ Are As Beautiful As They Sound…

Chris Wright

11th, January 2012


By Chris Wright

Diver & Aguilar are a photography agency based in London who, amongst other things, spend a fair bit of time producing ultra-classy, hi-res imagery of the Barcelona squad from year to year. This year’s batch sees the current Barca squad sumptuously recreated in vintage ‘cigarette card’ form, and we like. We like a lot.

Each card is a strait-forward but incredibly detailed and defined face-on portrait (Dani Alves’ craggy Star Trek face is a good example), but given that washed-out, smoke/sunlight-damaged feel to give the feeling that they’ve been sat in an attic somewhere for the last forty years.

We think they’re really quite beautiful and definitely worthy of a share…


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Xavi Hernandez

The full set (i.e, the entire Barca squad) can be perused over at Diver & Aguilar (via KCKRS)