From the mass resignation of Ukraine’s Eurovision organising committee to the recent controversy surrounding a ban on Russia’s singer, it hasn’t been the easiest year to be a Eurovision fan. So today we’re saying sayonara to all of the drama, if only for a moment, by celebrating diversity and all of this year’s contestants. And we’re doing so in the most adorable way we can think of: With Eurovision cartoons!
Josue Gil Aleman — wiwibloggs’ resident designer — has spent the past several weeks dreaming up cartoon renderings of all of this year’s acts as part of his annual “Euroarts” collection. We’ve slowly been revealing the designs on social media — click here to see the ones published thus far. And now we’re printing them on t-shirts and phone cases so you can keep the joy close to your heart.
“What started two years ago as a distraction has today become a passion,” Josue says. “Creating these ‘Euroarts’ collections wasn’t in my plans — the idea just came to me and I made it real. That’s what happens when you’re passionate about something. If you’re proud of what you do, you have to share it with the rest of the world. I’m shocked and happy — but mostly shocked — about the reaction from Eurofans and even the Eurovision stars. Having artists like Suzy, Edurne and Sergey Lazarev liking and posting your work is just an indescribable feeling.”
You can see our first batch of designs below. We’ve printed each of them on t-shirts and phone cases, and in a wide range of colours. If you want to see the full range for each country and make a purchase, just scroll down and click on the relevant links. We’ll be uploading the rest in the weeks ahead. Every country will have shirts and phone cases, but as you can appreciate it takes a little bit of time to get them all up!
Eurovision 2017 cartoons: T-shirts and phone cases
Celebrate Diversity: Eurovision t-shirts and phone cases