FIFA today published the 12 posters that will be used to publicise the host cities of the 2014 World Cup.

See them all here at the FIFA site.

They’re all predictably colourful and apart from two or three similarly stylised.

The more I look at them the more I think the majority of them are a bit of a mess.

My favourite is probably the one from Manaus (pictured right), which is the one that most avoids that stylised pattern and the abuse of colours: