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4 African Revellers That are About to Blow up

4 African Revellers That are About to Blow up

We noticed these revellers at the end of last year and did not have the change to write about them. The continent is breeding some superstars at the moment and I wanted to share a few of them with you. Have you heard about any of these companies or people? Do you like what they are doing? Leave us any feedback that you may have in the comments section below:

1. Dent de Man

 

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Created in East London during the summer of 2012, Dent de Man demonstrates a unique approach to style with a mixture of modern classic tailoring and individually sourced fabrics. Dent de Man suggests a distinct lifestyle defined by freedom and quality, empowering individuals to dress for themselves. Self-expression is core to Dent de Man’s philosophy. Creating a combination of ornate prints and with a contemporary aesthetic, the designs manage to remain both vintage and directional in their concept, highly representative of new-traditionalism. Dent de Man allows effortless, playful style for the free-thinking gentleman.

2. Isossy Children 

 

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“Think little sapeurs, think dapper gentlemen and smooth style.” As soon as I saw these cuts I had the biggest smile on my face. Founded by Amanda Rabor in 2010 and crafted in England, Isossy Children stands for a global culture, “In times of change and diverse living, fashion can reflect diverse cultures for up-and-coming generations to own, to claim and to wear in everyday life. It’s for the new global citizens of the world” – via @OkayAfrica

3. Okunoren Twins

 

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Okunoren Twins recently released a new lookbook featuring a wide selection of sharp and dapper suits. Doctrine of Style Part 1 combines fine tailoring and precious wool fabrics with fleur-de-lys symbols – See more at OkayAfrica

 

4. Call Me Tosinger

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You can call her ‘Tosinger’. She was born and raised in Nigeria (Abeokuta, Ogun State) in the late 70′s ( and in the UK) and have spent her adult life in Ibadan ( as a student in the University of Ibadan) , in the UK (graduated with an MA in International Relations from Nottingham University) and currently reside in the US (where I recently graduated with an MA in Arts Administration from SCAD – Savannah College of Art & Design) . She is an Afrosoul/YorubaFolk Singer/Songwriter (you can visit www.tosinger.com for more about my music) and a Writer & Creative Arts professional. Her blog is a space for her to share some of what I find interesting and inspiring in theArts and Culture arena as it relates to the African continent and the diaspora, this is a passion of hers. She is currently based in Atlanta, Georgia where she experiences the daily multitasking of life as a wife and a mother to two wonderful boys, as an Artist, and as a Freelance Writer and Consultant. Email HER at tosinger@yahoo.com. Beautifully Dreaming… Positively Doing…

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Artist & Art Administrator

The Art – Singer/Songwriter

(Latest Project The AfroSPiRE Demo) MORE ON MY MUSIC AT WWW.TOSINGER.COM

The Business – Independent Consultant (Creative Arts Brand Consultation & Event/Project Management, PR Copywriter/Writer) dba Dreamweavers Ent

Interests: Creative Arts, Music, Nature, Fashion, Film, Theatre, Books, Poetry, Travel…

Music Connoisseur. Arts & Culture Ambassador. Passionate. Spiritual. Artsy with an Afro-Bohemian tendency :)

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By @SoRevellers 

Website: SOR

Facebook: Society of Revellers

Twitter: SoRevellers

Instagram: SoRevellers

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The Best Fashion News of the Week

 The Best Fashion News of the Week

Each week a lot happens in the fashion world especially that now that you add technology and the amount of “internet rising stars”  in the mix. This almost “controlled” environment has been shocked by bloggers and new form of journalism worldwide, forcing the fashion industry to a shift  in the ways things have been done these past 100 years. Now we as revellers, document the revealing changes happening weekly in the fashion world and keep you updated.

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RVLLR Mots du Jour:

“Your brand is not what you say it is; it’s what they say it is.”
— Groupe Le Duff’s Stewart Slocum,
More than a decade after Karl Lagerfeld’s collection debuted at H&M, high-low partnerships are still a formidable marketing strategy for fashion designers and retailers. But what does a designer collaboration need to accomplish to be considered successful?
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When do we really learn good conversation skills? Well, we don’t. We’re just kind of expected to pick them up… And we wonder why people aren’t better communicators.
“The tech world is infatuated with fashion. This is because fashion has something tech seriously wants: the ability to create and sustain demand for products that are—let’s face it—kind of useless.”
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DESPITE rumours to the contrary in this weekend’s newspapers, we can confirm that Karl Lagerfeld‘s eponymous brand is not being sold by owner Apax. A report in this weekend’s Sunday Telegraph asserted that the company could be sold before the year is out, but a spokesperson told us this afternoon that nothing could be further from the truth.

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5. China’s Corruption Crackdown a Boon for Lingerie Sales Increase for Pricey Undergarments as Government Discourages Conspicuous Consumption

Chinese consumers—famous for their appetite for designer bags and gold-plated iPhone cases—are now shying away from flashy logos and displays of wealth as a government austerity campaign shames officials who buy them. Sales of luxury goods, which include glitzy jewelry and couture, were down 1% last year in China, according to consulting firm Bain & Co via Wall Street Journal

 

6. Uniqlo goes where others have been burnt: Canada

Uniqlo is being “surgical” in its Canadian market entry, lest it face a disaster like the one that befell Target. Uniqlo, the Japanese clothier and retailer, is jumping into Canada with a plan to avoid some of the problems that have bedeviled other retailers who have tried their luck in the Great White North via Fortune

 

 

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7. Seeking Luxury Deals as Euro Falls

The strong dollar and threat of deflation may be wreaking havoc on European economies, but as an American consumer it has made me feel flush via New York Times

 

8. Why Are Sportswear Giants Nike and Adidas Embracing Fashion?

As Nike and Adidas announce new designer collaborations with Acronym’s Johanna F. Schneider and Junichi Abe’s Kolor, respectively, BoF examines the strategies behind the uptick in the fashion activities of the world’s leading sportswear giants via BoF

 

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9.Why Target’s Canadian Expansion Failed

It was a brief stint for Target in Canada. Less than two years after opening there, Target announced last week that it would close its 133 Canadian stores. Some Canadian Target customers responded emotionally to the news on Target Canada’s Facebook website (“totally heartbroken,” “please don’t go,” “good riddance,” “you obviously don’t understand Canadians”) via Harvard Business Review

10. China’s Luxury Boom Is Very Different From Japan’s Luxury Boom

 

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Two recurring questions I hear are: ‘How is Chinese luxury demand different to Japanese demand?’ and ‘As there is limited growth with the Japanese, what is the risk that growth moderates quickly now with the Chinese?’

via Business Insider

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Rise and grind… The dream is free but the hustle sold separatelyJoin the RVLLRs conversation:

Website: SOR

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RVLLR Story: The Magic Bank Account

RVLLR Story: The Magic Bank Account

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THE MAGIC BANK ACCOUNT
THE AUTHOR IS NOT KNOWN.
IT WAS FOUND IN THE WALLET OF COACH PAUL BEAR BRYANT,
ALABAMA, AFTER HE DIED IN 1982

The Magic Bank Account
Imagine that you had won the following *PRIZE* in a
contest: Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 in
your private account for your use. However, this prize
has rules:
The set of rules:
1. Everything that you didn’t spend during each day
would be taken away from you.
2. You may not simply transfer money into some other
account.
3. You may only spend it.
4. Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your
account with another $86,400 for that day.
5. The bank can end the game without warning; at any
time it can say,“Game Over!”. It can close the account
and you will not receive a new one.
What would you personally do?
You would buy anything and everything you wanted right?
Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love
and care for. Even for people you don’t know, because
you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself, right?You would try to spend every penny, and use it all,
because you knew it would be replenished in the morning,
right?
ACTUALLY, This GAME is REAL …
Shocked ??? YES!
Each of us is already a winner of this *PRIZE*. We just
can’t seem to see it.

The PRIZE is *TIME*
1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds
as a gift of life.
2. And when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time
is Not credited to us.
3. What we haven’t used up that day is forever lost.
4. Yesterday is forever gone.
5. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank
can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING…
SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?
Those seconds are worth so much more than the same
amount in dollars. Think about it and remember to enjoy
every second of your life, because time races by so much
quicker than you think.
So take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply and
enjoy life!
Here’s wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day. Start
“spending”….
“DON’T COMPLAIN ABOUT GROWING OLD…!”
SOME PEOPLE DON’T GET THE PRIVILEGE!
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Artists Spotlight – David Barnett

Artists Spotlight – David Barnett

 

David Barnett is a 28 year old graphic artist born and based in New York City. As a Creative Director, he has worked in design, illustration, apparel, publishing, branding, and signage. He co-founded his own design studio called Noble Signs, specializing in branding and signage for bars and restaurants in NYC. His illustrations have been featured on the album covers of Curren$y’s Pilot Talk 1 and 2, Ski Beatz’ 24 Hour Karate School 1 and 2, Murs’ Love & Rockets; he has also done illustration and design for Erykah Badu, Future Islands, Bun B, Real Estate, and Cam’ron and Jim Jones of the Diplomats, among others. In the spring of 2014 he held his first solo exhibition at Poppington Gallery in the Lower East Side, where it ran for 3 months and was viewed by thousands of people. The show included digital illustration, several large paintings, and works in neon and LED light.
He has been featured in The New York Times, T Magazine, Complex Magazine, OnSmash, and more.

 Check out some of his work below and also on his website here 

 

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10 Revellers Sounds We Love

 10 Revellers Sounds We Love

A lot of new music, a lot of new comers, as a whole, revellers are challenging their sonic aptitudes and are in search for fresh, classic yet contemporary feel in the music they listen to. Simple music mortal lovers, want to be turned into music deities. Hip hop have changed tremendously over the years and have been reaching another peak era: where artists are starting to be more conscientious in order to be taking more serious. I discover a lot of new artists such as Cozz, Alexander Spit, King Mez, Tinashe, Flying Lotus and Lil Dicky. 10 Sounds revellers are feeling right now so it was only right to showcase them. Here is what we have in store for this first weekend of October . Always remember, don’t be shy. Leave us a comment about the artists you enjoyed. Bon Weekend and Keep it RVLLR!

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1. COZZ – Cody Macc

 

 

2. LIL DICKY feat AZADEH – Really Scared

 

 

3. ALEXANDER SPIT – Bon Voyage 

 

 

4. FLYING LOTUS feat KENDRICK LAMAR – Never Catch Me

 

 

 

5. DJ QUIK – Pet Semetary 

 

6. KING MEZ- Morris

 

 

7. MAYER HAWTHORNE feat KENDRICK LAMAR

 

8. TINASHE – Pretend 

 

9. CRYSTAL CAINES feat ASAP Ferg – White Lines 

 

 

10. JUICY J – FUTURE – ASAP Ferg – ICE 

 

 

 

 

 

By Zee – I love communication, fashion, technology, web, design, gastronomy, creativity and most of all, knowledge. Web writer, french/english translator and co founder of Society of Revellers and King de la Cote. Twitter:@otowndon

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6 Revellers News Trending on the Web right now

6 Revellers News Trending on the Web right now

NY Fashion week ended recently with a bang, by the name of Gareth Pugh and the much talked about indoor tornado. Find out what the hype was all about. This season , Forbes took a look at what Rick Ross is doing with Wing Stop. RVLLR are feeling up this Burberry Prorsum and AMI pieces: those have made our two favourite Oversized Coats.

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A. Rick Ross Puts his money on the chicken and the Wing Stop empire stays winning

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B. How Gareth Pugh Created an Indoor Tornado

After weeks of speculation as to just what craaaazy disruption Gareth Pugh had in store for Fashion Week, last night everyone found out. The Lexus Design Disrupted featured designer transformed Pier 36 into a multi-chamber “immersive” experience that drew everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker to Tyson Beckford to Maggie Gyllenhaal. See it all via NYMag here

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C. If you are looking to upgrade your elegance this fall, check out the comprehensive list made by Complex on The Best Bomber Jackets to Buy for Fall Right Now here 

D. In terms of getting social media buzz out of the Toronto International Film Festival, it helps to go early. Having Robert Downey Jr. in your film doesn’t hurt, either. Find out What Got the Most Buzz on Social Media via Mashable 

E. We Love this AMI DOUBLE-BREASTED WOOL OVERCOAT.  Contemporary French brand AMI revisits an outerwear classic to create this effortlessly refined wool overcoat. The clean-lined double-breasted cut and structured shoulders ensure a sharp silhouette while the tortoiseshell buttons nod to dapper heritage style. Channel the founder Mr Alexandre Mattiussi’s sartorial vim by teaming it with a bold red wool beanie hat and white low tops. via MrPorter 455022_mrp_ou_l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F. BURBERRY PRORSUM Oversize Coat Clothes are returning to the oversize trends as clothes have not stopped getting slimmer and slimmer. Check pout this gorgeous coat  by WOOL AND CASHMERE-BLEND OVERCOAT by Burberry Prorsum. Skillfully cut jackets are making fall an exciting time for us revellers. The bottle-green colour of Burberry Prorsum‘s Chesterfield overcoat is distinctive but easy to wear. Its soft, dropped shoulders and lushly textured wool and cashmere-blend fabric lends it a casual yet refined air, meaning it’ll look as good worn casually as it would over a suit. Buy it via Mr Porter http://www.mrporter.com/en-ca/mens/burberry_prorsum/wool-and-cashmere-blend-overcoat/452116   452116_mrp_fr_l

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Zee – I love communication, fashion, technology, web, design, gastronomy, creativity and most of all, knowledge. Web writer, french/english translator and co founder of Society of Revellers and King de la Cote. Twitter: @otowndon

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Revellers Sounds of the Month – 12 Songs We Currently Love

Revellers Sounds of the Month – 12 Songs We Currently Love

These are all the tracks that we are digging at the moment. The sumer is here and we have been vibing to tracks that are gonna be classic before you pick up a school book or a jacket to keep you warm. These songs can be played in a mid friday afternoon or evening with your fellow Revellers. This is your host DrZee and you must leave a comment if you are feeling these sounds playing in your ears. Keep it RVLLR!!

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Doja Cat – “So High”

Doja Cat’s “So High” first came out about a year ago,

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As described by the folks over at Pigeons and Planes, ” The Los Angeles-based singer/rapper Doja Cat has just released a trippy new video for her aptly-named track, “So High.” A hazy blend of nocturnal synths and glittering static, the song is a gateway drug for anyone needing an introduction to the up-and-coming artist.

 

 

Kranium “Nobody Has To Know” is a song from Jamaica that I just came across it recently . Big Tune!

 

 

 

 

Lach – You Are my Summer – feat Coleman Hell & Jayme

 

 

 

DL – New Day (Junior Sanchez Remix) feat. Elleah

 

 

Yousef For The Terrace (Patrick Topping Remix) ******

 

David Guetta – Lovers On The Sun

 

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CLMD – Wild Men (feat. Sirena)

Oliver Heldens – Koala

Above & Beyond – Blue Sky Action

 

 

 

 

 

Wankelmut – My Head is A Jungle (Friend Within Remix) (feat. Emma Louise)

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Tube & BergerCome On Now (Set It Off) (Weiss Remix) (feat. Juliet Sikora)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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10 Important Facts You Need to Know About the World Cup 2014

Everything You Need to Know About the World Cup

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup just ended and all the 32 qualified nations now know which country took the most coveted cup in the whole world. With so much attention and coverage, it was sometimes hard to keep up with all the actiosn and more specific details about the tournament through filtering accessible information

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We know that it can be a lot to take in, thats why we’ve decided to gather everything in one place for you to make sure you don’t miss out on a stat, fact or important date!

FACT 1:

Hosts: Brazil

South America: Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile and Uruguay

North/Central America and Caribbean: United States, Costa Rica, Honduras and Mexico

Asia: Japan, Australia, Iran and South Korea

Africa: Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Ghana and Algeria

Europe: Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Russia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, England, Spain, Greece, Portugal, Croatia and France.

FACT 2:

The World Cup being held every four years usually allows a few nations to experience the event for the first time, through the natural cycle of improvement and decline of different countries. Of course, the more first-timers there are, the fewer there are left, too.

This time around, Brazil 2014 will witness just a single new nation at the finals, with Bosnia-Herzegovina ready to feature at their first major tournament.

They won the UEFA zone Group G to take their place in Brazil next year.

FACT 3:

The stadia themselves are an array of the new and old, revamped and redesigned, the inner-town and the close-to-coast.

B/R’s Christopher Atkins has put together a comprehensive stadium guide, starting with Belo Horizonte, which you can check out for further details.

In full, the list comprises the following grounds:

Estadio Mineirao, Belo Horizonte

Estadio Nacional de Brasilia, Brasilia

Arena Pantanal, Cuiaba

Arena da Baixada, Curitiba

Estadio Castelao, Fortaleza

Arena Amazonia, Manaus

Estadio das Dunas, Natal

Estadio Beira-Rio, Porto Alegre

Arena Pernambuco, Recife

Estadio Do Maracana, Rio de Janeiro

Arena Fonte Nova, Salvador

Arena de Sao Paolo, Sao Paolo.

The smallest, by capacity, is Arena da Baixada, which holds around 28,000, while the Maracana will seat up to 89,000.

FACT 4:  

The 2014 World Cup will see matches take place in 12 different cities, more than any other finals on record.

From north to south, there will be games in Manaus, Fortaleza, Natal, Recife, Salvador, Cuiaba, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Curitiba and Porto Alegre.

Twelve cities, 12 stadiums and some very distinct and different landscapes in the surrounding areas; the World Cup in Brazil will be a showpiece in a diverse country indeed.

 FACT 5:

World Soccer Talkcombined this incredible list of World Cup Schedules, Videos and a lot more available on their site here  and below

World Cup videos

• Top 25 most exciting World Cup moments,
• Watch HBO John Oliver’s rant about FIFA and the World Cup
• Is Nike’s World Cup commercial the best soccer ad ever? Watch the video,
• Nike’s The Last Game video features Zlatan, Neymar, Ronaldo, Rooney and Tim Howard
• How World Cup 2022 was stolen from the USA
• Watch Brazil vs Italy: 1982 World Cup (The Full 90 Minutes),
• ESPN launches World Cup TV commercial starring USMNT and American Outlaws,
• Watch the top 10 World Cup commercials of all time,
• Watch BBC’s video promos for World Cup 2014,
• Listen to the official World Cup 2014 song starring rapper Pitbull,
• Watch the music video for the official World Cup 2014 song starring JLo and Pitbull
• World Cup 1990 match highlights and fond memories of Italia 90,
• Watch ESPN’s first World Cup 2014 TV commercial,
• Watch Ian Darke commentating a date in new World Cup ad,
• ESPN’s video: Every 4 Years, the world has one time zone,
• Adidas’s World Cup commercial features Leo Messi and Luis Suarez,
Read more at http://worldsoccertalk.com/worldcup/#W3GLpku6BWZopHET.99

FACT 6: 

How’s your luck?

Following reports of more than six million requests for tickets for the World Cup next summer, FIFA announced in November that around 1.1 million tickets had been allocated to fans.

A further batch of tickets will be made available for sale on December 8 after the group stage draw has been made. In total, around three million tickets will be available for purchase for the entirety of the World Cup.

Prices vary depending on whether fans are overseas or Brazilian residents and, of course, depending on the stage of the competition and demographic of the purchaser. Group stage games start at €69 for overseas buyers and €11 for local residents, as reported by Henry Jackson of Goal.com.

A seat at the World Cup final itself will set you back a minimum of €335, with the highest cost reported at a staggering €755.

FACT 7:

There are no less than eight previous winners of the FIFA World Cup set to take part in Brazil 2014.

One of those, of course, is the host nation; Brazil have won the World Cup a record five times, the last of which came in 2002.

Italy (four wins), Germany (three), Uruguay, Argentina (twice each), England, France and Spain (once each) are the others.

FACT 8:

The World Cup might only be in Brazil for the second time, but this will be the fifth time overall that it has been hosted on South American soil—and the first time since 1978.

On that occasion, Argentina won the tournament in their own country in front of their own fans.

Previous to that, Chile hosted the ’62 final, won by Brazil; Uruguay, of course, won in Brazil in 1950; and the first-ever World Cup finals, held in 1930, took place in Uruguay. The host nation also won on that occasion.

In short, no nation from outside South America has ever won the World Cup on South American soil.

Extend that into North and Central America and the same pattern emerges, with only Brazil and Argentina winning tournaments hosted in Mexico (twice) and the United States.

FACT 9:

The 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa saw a total of 145 goals scored in the 64 matches. That’s an average of almost 2.3 goals in each and every game, despite a total of 43 clean sheets being kept during the tournament.

Comparisons to past World Cups show we might expect a similar, or perhaps slightly lower, number in Brazil.

In Germany 2006, there were 147 goals (2.3 per game), in Japan/Korea 2002 we saw 161 (2.5 per game) and in France ’98, an impressive 171 (2.7 per game).

The downward trend perhaps indicates the increased levels of organisation, tactical trends being nullified and the at-times slower pace of the international game.

Still, since we’re so nice, here are all 145 strikes from 2010 for you to enjoy. Let’s hope for plenty of the same quality in Brazil.

 

FACT 10: 

“All in one rhythm”—that’s the message and the slogan you can expect to see everywhere in Brazil during the tournament.

It should feature at the traditional opening and closing ceremonies, in the fan areas around the country and throughout the usual blaze of publicity and marketing material that accompanies such massive tournaments.

The slogan in Portuguese is “Juntos num so ritmo.”

Get practising.

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Thanks to the Bleacher Report for all these amazing statistics made available for us Revellers

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World Cup’s three highest paid coaches have been eliminated

World Cup’s three highest paid coaches have been eliminated

 

 

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Revellers, I thought that we will share this article as we found it to be highly interesting. 3 of the highest paid coaches are gone, some eliminated by the lowest paid coach, Mexico. This shows that there is no positive co-relation between money and performance. Yahoo Sports makes an even bigger case by showcasing these stats here. The answer probably lies in determination, players, working environment and hard work and NOT pay. This does not mean that the take home pay of Nigerian civil servants should not be increased. Please take a look at the list of The Highest-Paid Coaches At The World Cup 2014 according to Forbes Magazine

BONUS: There is joy in sharing – Take a look at this ridiculously photogenic LADY REVELLER  from this World Cup in Brazil
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Zee – @Otowndon

 

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The 2014 FIFA World Cup Guide: Revellers Summary

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Team Guide

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Welcome to the revellers guide to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the host country Brazil.

This past month have been extremely exciting as the World Cup 2014 took place in Brazil. We decided to build this guide specifically to help hardcore fans and football lovers to rapidly and easily discover where they had to be while in Brazil and the best ways and techniques to best enjoy the FIFA World Cup in 2014. Needless to say, Brazil, a country synonymous with the brilliance of its football team, hosted the FIFA World Cup from 12 June to 13 July 2014, when in the final, Germany beat Argentina to win its fourth title.

 

There’s still time to cop these and support your team or just keep the enthusiasm going. From full kits to modified streetwear, these are The Best Capsule Collections Created for the 2014 World Cup according to Complex Magazine here 

Omit Limitation wrote a piece on how the world cup is undeniably one of the greatest event on the planet. Every four years the world comes alive with a collective buzz of excitement and anxiety to witness “The Greatest Event on the Planet!“. Of course there are the Olympic Games, Superbowl, NBA Finals, etc. but nothing else compares to the grand scale and following of the FIFA World Cup worldwide. Football(soccer) is the most popular and most watched sporting  event around the globe and it’s time for us to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful game. Read more of this beautiful article here 

Design lovers, we got you covered. We have also rounded up some of the best posters for the World Cup 2014 via Fubiz .

This is just tremendous on so many levels: Peerless visual storyteller Christoph Niemann headed to Brazil ahead of the World Cup to explore the so-called Cure of Maracana (the country’s main soccer stadium). It dates back to 1950 when a howler by Brazilian goalkeeper Moacir Barbosa handed the tournament to Uruguay, much to the anguish of a nation and the ruin of Barbosa. Photographer Christoph Niemann explores his travels with the Brazil and the curse of maracana. The photography is breathtaking. See it here  

During this whole World Cup affair, World Cup inspired projects did their round on the Internet. Complex Magazine came up with this elaborate World Cup Team Guide to try and show everyone the beauty of the sport. See it here

Visualy , in their tradition of making the world a better place, figured out that many people are tired of being explained the offside rule. Guess what? Maybe it’s the only part of football you don’t actually understand. Well fear not, they’ve created this super-cool animated video to explain all – See more at visua.ly

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There’s already been a lot of love around for Nike’s five-and-a-half-minute animated tour de force featuring Ronaldo, Neywar and Rooney taking on a team of automatons. The idea is to prove that it’s the very human ability to contemplate the outrageous that defines real football genius and the Wieden + Kennedy team have done a fine job milking that concept in style. via @Nike & MK

 

We’ve been inundated with World Cup wall planners and so it was very tough to choose just one, but this effort from London-based agency Karoshi is a little bit special. Eschewing the nostalgicMatch Magazine aesthetic of yore, it embraces instead a sleek, super-modern black and silver look that makes filling it in feel enjoyably important. It was also one of the first ones we got sent, so extra marks for that. www.teamkaroshi.com

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The World Cup-themed issue of Creative Review features an interesting piece on the myriad FIFA rules governing football kit design, packed full of interesting tidbits about the various regulations and restrictions. But if you’re more interested in the finished products, then this interactive piece on The Guardian is right up your street; a guide to the uniforms each nation will wear and a look at the kits they donned for tournaments past. Be sure to check out Germany’s USA 94 rascal!

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Lastly, Adidas not only had the team that won the World Cup, the company also had some phenomenal advertising strategy to win the battle of adverts. For example, adidas’ Battle Pack campaign sees the brilliant Timothy Sacenti shoot portraits with abstract patterns from the boots projected onto their roster of stars (Messi, Ozil, Suarez, Oscar). In Timothy’s hands the results are much more than the sum of its parts; bold, striking imagery that strikes exactly the right note. See more www.timothysaccenti.com

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