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The soccer ball is a symbol of peaceful competition between sport teams, regions or nations.

32 nations take part in the FiFa World Cup - 32 hexagons and pentagons of leather make the ball the national teams play with.

The nations are colorful - the ball is only black and white. The Art Ball initiative brings color to the soccer ball - one painting per country taking part in the global championship.

This initial concept has been developed further. The "Art Ball" has potential even wider by dividing the ball in more than 32 pieces. An example for this is the "SPICE Art Ball" - consisting of 38 pieces (32 triangles and 4 squares) this ball offers space for representing the nations working together in this network.


Ball of Nations 2006 - Hanover

Ball of Nations 2002 - Seoul
© Ball of Nations: -Ball Peter Lemcke, Deutsches Spielemuseum Chemnitz (German Museum of Games). 2001-2023
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