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The Great American Sitcom Tournament 2016

After the fun, success and debate invoking anger of our previous 'Great British Sitcom Tournament' we thought we better do an American version, so that's exactly what we're doing!

We started in March when we held the Qualifiers to determine the final 32 Sitcoms, so apologies if your favourites aren't included, they didn't get the early votes.

Once the 32 were decided, we held a (extremely professional) draw, with ping pong balls drawn at random and zero corruption...

The competition takes the form of the football World Cup with 8 groups of 4 (we seeded the top 8, in our opinion, so they avoided each other in the group stages). Each show in a group plays each other once, with 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss. The top 2 shows of each group will progress to the knockout stages.

To play the 'matches' we need your help. We are using the new twitter 'poll' feature to decide the winner of each match based on your votes, each match lasts 24 hours so there will be plenty of time to cast your vote. 

Make sure you are following @posteritty over on twitter to be a part of the tournament as it happens, using #GAST2016 should help you find the matches.

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We'll update the results table on a regular/daily basis and pin it to our twitter feed so you can check in on how your favourite sitcom is doing throughout the tournament.

The tournament kicks off on February 4th 2016 and the final will take place on 28th Feb. We hope you can take part and help determine the best American Sitcom out there!

GROUPS

The Great British Sitcom Tournament 2016

As we're big fans of sitcoms, football tournaments, minimalist design and spreadsheets we've been working on a way to combine all 4 of these elements for a while and it's finally time to launch 'The Great British Sitcom Tournament 2016'!

Great British Sitcom Tournament

We were originally going to have a Euro style 16 team competition, but it quickly became apparent that this wouldn't cut it, as after just an hour's thinking, we already had 68 sitcoms we wanted to include! So at the bare minimum it would have to be a World Cup 32 team/show event.

Obviously taste in humour is massively subjective so we realise that our final 32 choices may trigger debate (It took around 6 hours of discussion littered with colourful language to reach this point and there are still several we are not unanimous on) Hopefully there are at least a few of your favourites in there for you to back and from now on it's over to you, the voting public to decide!

The competition takes the form of the football World Cup with 8 groups of 4 (we seeded the top 8, in our opinion, so they avoided each other in the group stages). Each show in a group plays each other once, with 3 points for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss. The top 2 shows of each group will progress to the knockout stages.

To play the 'matches' we need your help. We are using the new twitter 'poll' feature to decide the winner of each match based on your votes, each match lasts 24 hours so there will be plenty of time to cast your vote. 

Make sure you are following @posteritty over on twitter to be a part of the tournament as it happens, using #GBST2016 should help you find the matches.

We'll update the results table on a regular/daily basis and pin it to our twitter feed so you can check in on how your favourite sitcom is doing throughout the tournament.

The tournament kicks off on February 4th 2016 and the final will take place on 28th Feb. We hope you can take part and help determine the best British Sitcom out there!

GROUPS

You can check out all of our sitcom minimalist posters here

WIN Derek Posteritty Print signed by Ricky Gervais

To mark the release of the really rather excellent Derek boxset (Available Here) we've got... not one, not two, but three! of our 'Blur, Julian Opie Style' Derek prints kindly signed by Mr Ricky Gervais himself, all up for grabs.

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There are 3 ways to get your hands on one:

We will be twittering about the comp so if you retweet the relevant tweet then you are in with a chance, all tweets using hashtag #DerekPrint will be entered, pretty simple. There's one HERE

Twitter Posteritty Ricky Gervais Signed Print

 

We have posted about the competition HERE so if you like/share or comment this post then you will be in with a chance

With a key theme in Derek being 'Kindness is Magic' and with Ricky's extensive animal advocacy work we wanted to see if we could raise a few £ for PETA so the third and final print is being auctioned on ebay with 100% of the proceeds going to the charity, It's starting at 99p but hopefully we can raise a bit more than that for them.

T's & C's

  • Open to anyone anywhere in the world
  • One winner will be drawn from twitter from all followers using hashtag #DerekPrint
  • One winner will be drawn from facebook from anyone who likes/shares/comments on the FB post here
  • Winners will be announced on 8th November at approx 4pm GMT
  • Ebay charity auction will last for a total of 10 days with 100% of the final bidding price going to PETA 

Glastonbury 2015 - Eyes to the Skies

Posteritty are going to Glastonbury!

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To celebrate this, we have impulsively bought 250 Frisbees (not our usual Festival essential)

We'll be flinging these around the festival site as the week progresses so keep your eyes on the skies (which will of course be bright blue and full of sunshine!)

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If you catch one, send a pic to us of you with it to one or all of these methods:

Twitter @posteritty

Instagram @posterittyprints

Facebook @posteritty

and tag us in, or use hashtag #GlastoFrisbee and there will be minimalist Glastonbury related prizes up for grabs (as if a free frisbee wasn't enough!)

How Far can it fly?

There is also a £100, that's right ONE HUNDRED English Pounds! posteritty shop voucher for the winner

'You've got my interest, however do I enter?, I hear you ask

The winner will be the person to send us a picture of a Frisbee the furthest distance from the Pyramid Stage, so if uptake is minimal and you send a pic from the Tipi Village then you might win, though we are keeping the comp open for a few days after the event to allow for further onward travel.

T's & C's

  • Open to absolutely anyone in the world
  • Entries close 30th June
  • Winner wil be given a code for £100 to use at posteritty.com for any products in the store

Have an amazing Glastonbury Festival all y'all and we might just see you there!

 

Pomp, Pageantry, Posters and Pride

A night at The Beating Retreat 2015

We have just returned from a fantastic trip to London, where we were treated to an evening of ceremonial pomp and a display of the very definition of Military Precision, at The Beating Retreat 2015 event at Horse Guards Parade.

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We were hugely honoured to have been asked to design the posters for the 2014 ceremonial events for The Household Division, and once again this year:

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The night began with a champagne reception, courtesy of the Major General commanding The Household Division, where we were treated to an exclusive look at many of the original surviving artefacts from the Battle of Waterloo:

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We were then taken across the road to Horse Guards Parade, handed a familiar looking programme :) 

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and walked through the gates adorned with the posters we had created earlier in the year, a surreal moment...

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What followed was 2 hours of a truly spectacular display featuring the Household Guards, Household Cavalry, Scottish Pipers and a canon booming re-enactment of the Battle of Waterloo, all expertly narrated.

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The skill, talent and precision of each and every soldier, musician, dancer, choreographer, lighting technician, pyrotechnic worker (basically everyone involved on the performance!) was immaculate and a true testament to the hours of hard work that goes in to the event.

It's hard not to be moved by the playing of the last post, or the vision and sounds of the lone piper playing on the cenotaph.

Another poignant part of the evening was the playing of the 'waterloo bugle' one that was discovered on the battlefield and played publicly for the first time. It was an absolutely unforgettable evening.

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To be able to have played even the smallest of parts to help promote these incredible events is an absolute privilege and one that we are incredibly thankful for.

If you have not been to an event involving The Household Division, we recommend that you make sure you do at the next opportunity!