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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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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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Gandhi: A Spiritual and Political Leader

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” – Mahatma Gandhi

An advocate for peace, independence, and for the human rights of Indians, Mahatma Gandhi was always prepared to fight for these three things. Even if it meant using the method of resistance through mass non-violent civil disobedience. Gandhi was not a fan of violence, nor was he a violent man. He was the primary leader of India’s independence movement as well as the architect and pioneer of Satyagraha, a form of civil disobedience that would influence the world.

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Mahatma Gandhi: A Man of India. Photo by Biography.com.

The Birth of a Leader

  • Date and Place of Birth: October 2, 1869, in Porbandar, Kathiawar, India
  • Date and Place of Passing: January 30, 1948, in New Delhi, India

Mahatma Gandhi, born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, had studied law in England before travelling to South Africa in 1893 to fight for the rights of Indians there. Around 1914-1915, Gandhi returned to India and was given the titles ‘Father of the Nation’ and leader of Indian nationalism in the country, then ruled by the British. With this in mind, he became the leader of India’s independence movement and organized boycotts against British institutions in peaceful forms of civil disobedience.

The Fight for Liberation

This form of resistance through mass non-violent civil disobedience is known as Satyagraha, which he was a pioneer of, and with this, he became one of the major political and spiritual leaders of his time. Today, Satyagraha remains one of the most potent and worldwide known philosophies in freedom struggles.

In 1914, when Gandhi returned to India, he became the leader of the Indian National Congress, advocating a policy of non-violence to achieve independence for his country. His goal was to provide assistance to poor farmers and labourers to protest oppressive taxation and discrimination. He also struggled to alleviate poverty, liberate women, and put an end to caste discrimination with the objective of self-ruling for India. As a result of his strong contention following his civil disobedience campaign, Gandhi was jailed for conspiracy from 1922 to 1924. In 1930, Gandhi led a march to the sea and collect salt as a symbolic defiance of government monopoly. After his release from prison in 1931, he attended the London Round Table Conference on the constitutional reformation for India. In 1946, he negotiated with the Cabinet Mission and recommended the new constitutional structure for India.

The Assassination

Once India received its independence in 1947, Mahatma Gandhi tried to put a stop to the Hindu-Muslim conflict in Bengal. This resulted in his assassination in New Delhi at the hands of a Hindu fanatic by the name of Nathuram Godse. Even after the death of Mahatma Gandhi, his commitment to non-violence and his belief in a life of simplicity and devotion (making his own clothes, following a vegetarian diet, and fasting for self-purification as well as a means of protest) have become a beacon of hope for the oppressed and marginalized people throughout the world.

The Commemoration of Mahatma Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday which falls today on October 2 is now a national holiday in India. It is a widely celebrated event as well as one that is commemorated by the United Nations as the International Day of Non-Violence. Happy Birthday, Gandhi, and Happy International Day of Non-Violence to everyone! Let us enjoy the peace for just one day, love our neighbours the way we would love ourselves, and make love and peace, not war.

Support Gandhi and pray with him in our hearts by getting your posters at our physical store at Taylor’s University Lakeside campus or purchase one via our Facebook page!

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