They will only sell the limited edition cans in Germany.

Victoria Tunggono   21 June 2016 11:39 - The UEFA European Championship 2016 is coming soon and the world is preparing for the quadrennial international men's football championship. The official sponsors, which are international and well-known brands, are producing special designs as the official merchandise. Coca-Cola is one of those brands that is launching its special edition to celebrate the grand football event.

For the 15th Euro Cup, a young Indonesian designer Gilang Bogy was appointed to make the limited edition cans that will only be sold in Germany. Bogy designed the faces of 24 Germany national team in Wedha's Pop Art Portrait (WPAP) technique. Bogy’s designs are considered to have strong and dynamic straight lines that accurately represent the Germany national team’s spirit to go forward in the championship.

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Bogy himself is a fan of Germany’s team and has his own favourite among his works. “I like the players who has their own signature expression, such as Gundogan, Khedira and Schurrle. I’m really proud, especially for Schurrle’s portrait that has the perfect angle and his expression shows big hope for the German team,” said Bogy, as reported on Good News From Indonesia.

The 22-year old designer admits that he found different challenges on finishing each of the character’s faces. They may be done in the same technique, but has different characters that makes each unique. “It took me two hours to finish the sketch of Lukas Podolski’s face, but for Karim Bellarabi I needed two full days,” he added.

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In the process Bogy had to cut the image very carefully to fit into the frame he already prepared. He still had to draw the lines and give angles on the portraits. He has been creating designs with the WPAP technique for a while. He displayed his earlier creations on Behance, such as Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo. He also had designs for other world famous figures, such as Nelson Mandela, Angelina Jolie and Michael Jackson.

The fact that Coca-Cola Germany is using his talent for their merchandise sets a new achievement in Bogy’s career in designing, although he is studying economy at Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) in Surakarta. This also a prove to the world that Indonesian designers are a force to be reckoned with. Congratulations, Bogy!



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