Weekly Reader: World Cup Edition

So this week’s Weekly Reader is a special weekend edition…mostly because Wednesday was dedicated to celebrating the Blackhawk win with the rest of Chicago. Until living in Germany, I had never given soccer much attention. But that summer, Germany hosted the 2006 World Cup and Nuremberg was one of the host cities. To say the least, Fußball Feber is infectious, and I quickly got caught up in the excitement. Below are some of the best links I’ve been collecting on the World Cup.

3 Best World Cup iPhone/iTouch/iPad Apps

Linden wrote an excellent write-up on the various iPhone apps she’s been trying in anticipation of this weekend. I’ve been using the ESPN app and love it myself.

Nike’s Write the Future Presskit
link | via DYT

Nike Write the Future Presskit

Pretty clever little presskit from W+ K. Watch the commercial here.

World Cup Advertising

Graphicology has a great retrospective of this year’s World Cup advertising.

Retrospective of World Cup Logos

1986 World Cup

Logo Design Love has posted a great retrospective of past logos. My favorite is Mexico ’86.

“Der Superpraktisch und Ultraportable” World Cup Guidebook

VM 2010 Spielplan

In German, but as the title says: it’s super-practical and ultra-portable!

Match Infographics
Adidas Match Tracker | Real-time Stats for iPad

Haven’t tried either of these, but promise good eye/data-candy.

Soccer Aid Bracket Poster

777 Soccer Aid Poster

And finally, keep track of your bracket, help Soccer Aid/UNICEF, and have your walls looking good while doing it with this beauty from 777.