By Patrick Avenell
Sensational stuff this week from Harvey Norman and Fujifilm! The naming rights sponsors of the Harvey Norman State of Origin Series brought to you by Fujifilm have partnered, along with Createaposter.com.au, to offer cockroaches and canetoads the chance to design and then purchase posters of their Origin heroes.
While perhaps not the popular product outside New South Wales and Queensland, these posters should prove to be winners, just like the Maroons have been for the last six years.
The posters are customisable in so many ways that there are 432 variants to choose from — and that’s just including the 16 stars (eight from each state) that have been pre-selected. For those fans who would prefer to have a poster of Trent Merrin on their wall instead of Paul Gallen, or Michael Gillett instead of Billy Slater, there’s also an option to request a player.
In honour of the Greg Inglis try that is but should never have been, here are two examples I mocked up using the creative tools:
Queensland star Greg Inglis is from the very southern Queensland town of Bowraville.
And here's the man who almost denied Inglis that try: NSW hooker Robbie Farah.
The posters are available in three sizes: Mini ($9.95), Midi ($19.95) and Maxi ($29.95).