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World Cup Stationery: Group A

By on June 18, 2010 in Fun, Office Supplies

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In a football-exploitative feature, we try to find stationery from, or related to, all the nations participating in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Today, Group A, including the hosts.


Verge de FranceFRANCE

National dish: Snails

USP / Cultural stereotype / significant export: Robust civil protest, Impressionism

Player to watch: Franck Ribéry – Gallic haircut

Featured stationery item: G Lalo Verge de France writing Paper – prestigious, James Bond-ish, available from The Writing Desk


Carlos ValderamaMEXICO

National dish: Enchiladas, etc

USP / Cultural stereotype / significant export: Sombreros

Player to watch: Rafael Marquez – the Barcelona centre-back

Featured stationery item: Carlos Valderama sticker



nelson mandela penSOUTH AFRICA

National dish: Bobote, a spicy minced meat number

USP / Cultural stereotype / significant export: Successful reconciliation after Apartheid

Player to watch: Steven Pienaar – he plays for Everton

Featured stationery item: Nelson Mandela Fountain Pen from Carmen Rivera Pens – nice!


uruguay flag desk tidyURUGUAY

National dish: Chivito, a delicious beef sandwich

USP / Cultural stereotype / significant export: Capital with a cool name (Montevideo)

Player to watch: Diego Forlan – already on fire

Featured stationery item: Uruguay Flag desk tidy, available from




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