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Hi everyone,

Sorry for the long hiatus! As you may have known, we have already launched our website since 2014 last year!

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Movember

A Moustache Silhouette. Photo by Jack Abby's Brewing

A Moustache Silhouette. Photo by Jack’s Abby Brewing

It is the time of the year again! “Movember” is an annual event for men to grow moustaches to raise awareness of men’s health issues.

History of Movember

It was started in 2003 by the Original 30 Mo Bros in Australia. They have formally support prostate cancer as their cause. The list of the Original 30 provided by Movember Official Website.

Since then, it has grown far and beyond Australia. Countries like Czech Republic, Singapore, Hong Kong and even South Africa has joined to support the cause. As of 2013, there are more than 4 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas becoming part of the Movember movement.

Rules of Movember

To get yourself involved during the month of Movember, here are the rules which you must “STRICTLY” adhere to;

  • You must begin with a clean-shaven face on November 1
  • For the entire month of November you must grow and groom a mustache
  • No beards. No goatees. Mustaches* only. (*Fu manchus are acceptable)
  • You must act like a “true country gentleman” throughout the month

Adapted from Men’s Journal

Thinking of a moustache for yourself to support Movember? Worry no more! Here, we have a poster on The Moustache at our physical store at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus or place your order with us on our official Posterific Facebook page!

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Posterific Announcement: More New Posters!

Hello folks,

Still hung over with the new batch of English Premier League posters? Well, we’ve got more good news for you. We have also replenished our inventories of movie posters, music posters, game posters, and a host of other miscellaneous posters!

We have brought in single posters such as:

Aren’t you all getting excited yet? Because we’re excited already and we can’t wait to unveil these new posters to you! Come and get your posters while stocks last!

Again, you can drop by our Posterific Store at Taylor’s University Lakeside campus or drop us a message on our Posterific Facebook page.

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A Haunting Halloween

Halloween is often as a ‘trick-or-treat’ episode complete with candies and treats for children or a ‘costume party’ for teenagers and youths. Millions of people worldwide celebrate Halloween without knowing its origins and myths, and these only make the holiday more interesting and fascinating. Today’s history lesson will be on how Halloween came into existence, followed by a list of 15 fun trivia facts of Halloween. Are you ready for the scare of your life?

The Origins of Halloween

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Celebrate Happy Halloween this Friday on October 31, 2014. Photo by Clink Hostels.

The word ‘Halloween‘ derived from the old words of ‘All Hallows Eve‘ because it took place on the eve of All Hallows Day which falls on November 1. ‘Hallow‘ is an old word for ‘saint‘ and because November 1 is known as ‘All Saints Day‘, thus Halloween is always celebrated on October 31. It is one of the oldest holidays still celebrated today, and one of the most popular holidays in the world, sccond to Christmas.

The Halloween culture can be traced back to the Druids, a Celtic culture in Ireland, Britain, and Northern Europe, over 2,000 years ago. Its roots lay in the annual feast of Samhain on October 31 to honour the dead. The feast signified the ‘end of summer’ or in this case, the starting of the month of November. Samhain was a harvest festival with huge scared bonfires that marked the end of the Celtic year and the start of a new one. The Celts believed the souls of the dead roamed the streets and villages at night. But not all spirits were friendly, so treats were put out to pacify evil and ensure next year’s crops would be plentiful. This custom soon evolved into trick-or-treating that kids enjoy so much today!

Different cultures view Halloween differently but traditional practices remain the same. It as a time for fun, costume parties, and trick-or-treating, or as a time of superstition, ghosts, witches, and spirits that should be avoided. Just remember that celebrating Halloween is a preference, not as participating in an evil holiday. However Halloween is celebrated, there is no references tie this holiday to pagan rituals or occults.

Now we’d like to share a compilation of 15 HALLOWEEN FUN FACTS with you:

  1. Colours of Halloween: Orange because it is associated with the Fall harvest, and black because it is associated with darkness and death.
  2. Birth of Halloween: Ireland is thought to be the birth place of Halloween over 2,000 years ago.
  3. Ye Olde Jack o’ Lantern: The first Jack o’ Lantern originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep spirits and ghosts away.
  4. Significant Spiders: If you see a spider on Halloween, it could be the spirit of a loved one watching over you.
  5. Second Best: Halloween is the second most commercially celebrated and successful holiday after Christmas.
  6. Costume Parties: As spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night, people wore masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as humans and possibly brought the idea of dressing up on Halloween.
  7. Meow Factor: Black cats were once believed to be witches’ familiars who protected their powers.
  8. Feline Frenzy: A superstitious belief of how black cats came to existence when people thought that witches would turn themselves into these black cats to avoid detection.
  9. A Scary Affair: The intense and persistent fear of Halloween suffered by an individual is known as ‘Samhainophobia’.
  10. Evolution of Trick-or-Treat: This custom evolved from the Celtic practice when treats and food were put out to pacify and placate the evil spirits who roamed the streets of Samhain.
  11. Annual Candy Revenue: Candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States during the Halloween period.
  12. Witch-nessing at Midnight: According to tradition, if a person wears his or her clothes inside out and walks backwards on Halloween, he or she will see a witch at midnight.
  13. Asian Halloween Celebrations: Known as the ‘Festival of the Hungry Ghosts’, lanterns are lit to guide spirits back home, and food and gifts are offered to please the spirits.
  14. Hocus Pocus: The famous magician Harry Houdini (1874-1926) died on the night of Halloween.
  15. Story of Jack: Based on an Irish legend, Jack o’ Lanterns were named after a stingy man called Jack, who played tricks on the Devil several times, and was forbidden entrance into both Heaven and Hell by God and the Devil, respectively. He was condemned to wander the Earth, waving his lantern to lead people away from their paths.

So, did you enjoy our little trick-or-treat 15 Fun Trivia Facts of Halloween today?

Posterific Announcement: New EPL Posters

Hi guys,

We have some news for you! Good news, in fact! We recall that many of you have put down requests for several English Premier League and the Spanish La Liga posters of your choice. And so we did. We have replenished our inventory of EPL posters, pulling in superstar players from Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool, inviting hotshots like Lionel Messi and Neymar from Barcelona, and the legends of Arsenal. We also have the club crests of the EPL big guns, as well as the stadiums where they host their matches.

Fancy a poster of Manchester City, the 2013/2014 Barclay’s Premier League winners on your bedroom wall? Then what are you waiting for?

Then come on over to our Posterific store at Taylor’s University Lakeside campus to flip through our poster racks. Or you can browse through our online poster album catalogue on our Posterific Facebook page and let us know which posters have caught your eye.

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Thank You for All Your Reviews!

“We couldn’t have done it without you!” seems like a cheesy understatement considering what we have gone through with our customers. But it is true! As quoted by Genise M. Patterson, a senior consultant in management and technology:

“There is no such thing as PERFECT or COMPLETE… only continuous improvement.”

So the only way we can improve is to move forward. And by moving forward, we need you. That’s right, you guys are our customers’  and we need your help!

We want to thank you for choosing Posterific and buying posters from us. We also want to thank you for your feedback. With your feedback, we can do better and in doing so, we can provide better customer service to you!

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Because you made us feel special, we want to make you feel special too. Thank you for your feedback, and please, don’t stop giving us feedback. Click here to go to our Posterific review page and leave us a tidbit or two. Don’t be shy. We want to hear what you have got to say. It won’t take more than a minute, we promise! Happy poster-shopping, people!

Three Cheers for John Lennon!

“All you need is love.” – John Lennon

Perhaps Mark David Chapman, the deranged fan who shot him, had just about too much love for his idol. Either that or when John Lennon said that, he hadn’t thought it would affect the world so much that it cost him his life.

Singer-songwriter John Lennon was the brains behind The Beatles. In 1957, Lennon met Paul McCartney and invited him to join his music group. Back then, The Beatles had not yet made an appearance in the music scene. When they both formed a musical partnership, it was under a different name but it was the most successful songwriting partnership in the history of music.

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Founder of The Beatles: John Lennon. Photo by Librarising.

John Lennon: The Legend

  • Date and Place of Birth: October 9, 1940, in Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom
  • Date and Place of Passing: December 8, 1980, in New York, United States

Born and Bred in Britain

John Winston Lennon was born in Liverpool during a German air raid in World War II. When he was 4 years old, his parents separated and he went to live with his Aunt Mimi. His father was a merchant seaman, and despite being mostly away at sea, this had not fueled the fatherly urge to see his son more often. He was not even present at his son’s birth and did not see much of his son during his years of growing up. His mother, Julia, remarried and made a point to see her son and Mimi more regularly. She taught him how to play the banjo and the piano, and purchased his first guitar! His mother played an important role during his childhood years, and he was understood to be devastated when she was hit by a car driven by an off-duty police officer in 1958.

The Beginning of ‘The Beatles’

The Quarry Men was Lennon’s first band, an inspirational result of Elvis Presley’s explosion in the rock music scene. A year after Lennon invited McCartney to join the band, the latter introduced George Harrison to Lennon, and soon, Harrison and art college buddy Stuart Sutcliffe became members. In 1960, Pete Best became the drummer for their band. Buddy Holly’s ‘That’ll Be The Day‘ was the first recording they made. Apparently, it was Holly’s group, The Crickets who inspired Lennon’s band to change its name to The Beatles!

In 1961, Brian Epstein became the manager of The Beatles and secured a record contract for the band with EMI, with Ringo Starr (Richard Starkey) as the new drummer, and George Martin as the producer. The band released their first single ‘Love Me Do‘ that hit the British charts at No. 17. Inspired by Roy Orbison, Lennon wrote the band’s follow-up single ‘Please Please Me‘, which topped the charts in Britain. The Beatles became the most popular band in Britain with mega-hit releases like ‘She Loves You‘ and ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand‘.

In 1962, Lennon married Cynthia Powell, and had a son called Julian (named after Lennon’s mother). However, his hopes for a good marriage crumbled due to the huge success of his band, famously known as the Beatlemania. Four years later, they divorced. In 1967, he remarried to Japanese avant-garde artist Yoko Ono, whom he met at the Indica Gallery in 1966.

Beatlemania Takes Flight!

The Beatles became the first British band to break into the big scene in US. Beatlemania had launched a “British Invasion” of rock bands which included the Rolling Stones and the Kinks. The Beatles returned to Britain for their first film titled ‘A Hard Day’s Night‘ (1964) and prepared for their first world tour. Their second film ‘Help!‘ (1965) paved the way for the honour bestowed upon by Queen Elizabeth II of England that they would be named a Member of the Order of the British Empire. In 1965, the band performed to 55,600 fans at New York’s Shea Stadium, a new record for largest concert audience in the history of music. That year, the band returned to England and recorded their breakthrough album ‘Rubber Soul’, notably remembered for extending beyond love songs and pop formulas which the band was previously well-known for.

The Beatles took a break and returned to the studio to expand their experimental sound with a drug-influenced exotic instrumentation with lyrics and tape abstractions. The first sample was the single ‘Penny Lane/Strawberry Fields Forever‘ followed by the album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band‘ in 1967. The album was considered by many to be the greatest rock project in musical history.

Lennon’s Solo Career

In 1969, John Lennon left The Beatles after the band had completed the recording for ‘Abbey Road‘. A year later, Lennon released his debut solo album ‘John Lennon / Plastic Ono Band’ which featured a raw and minimalist sound followed by “primal-scream” therapy. In 1971, Lennon released the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed track called ‘Imagine‘. The track took No. 3 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s “All-Time Best Songs” list.

In 1973, he and Ono separated. Lennon went to Los Angeles and released hit albums, including ‘Mind Games‘ (1973), ‘Walls and Bridges‘ (1974), and ‘Rock and Roll‘ (1975). It was during this time that Lennon had collaborated with David Bowie and Elton John. A reconciliation took place in 1974 between Lennon and Ono, and were gifted with the birth of their only child, a son named Sean. It was then that Lennon decided to leave the music industry to focus on being a family man.

In 1980, he returned to the music industry with the album ‘Double Fantasy’, featuring the hit single ‘(Just Like) Starting Over‘. Sadly, a few weeks after the release of the album, he was shot several times by a deranged fan, identified as Mark David Chapman. Lennon died at New York’s Roosevelt Hospital on December 8, 1980. He was 40 years old. His death left a profound impact on pop culture. Millions of fans worldwide mourned as record sales tipped the scales. His untimely death evoked deep sadness around the globe today, as he continued to be admired by new legions of fans. In 1987, he was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

No Shooting Please. Just Posters 🙂

Show a burst of love and support for the British superstar and The Beatles by getting their posters below (we have three of John Lennon himself, and two of The Beatles) at our physical store at Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus or place your order with us on our official Posterific Facebook page!

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