FIFA 1, SA 0
OK, WE REALISE THIS IS NOT A CARTOON... but sometimes exceptions must be made, and in this case we think the powerful message conveyed with such brevity in this headline poster is so exceptional that it deserves a place amongst the nation's greatest cartoons!
This headline achieves what most editorial cartoonists try to achieve with a good cartoon: it makes a bold statement in a clever and thought provoking way - that FIFA will score out of this World Cup, and South Africa won't - often adopting contemporary themes (in this case the clever employment of a soccer scoreline), in a concise way that is also graphically pleasing (both achieved here with the powerful typography).
Hats off to City Press and their Media24 group who are making large inroads in lifting newspaper design to compete with that of digital media. For a review by international designer Charles Apple of some of media 24's recent innovations, go here.