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Actor William Holden displaying his tightrope walking skills on the set of The Wild Bunch. Holden was a bit of an amateur gymnast and daredevil in his youth and hadn't lost it by the time he came to make The Wild Bunch.
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Underground to Wood Lane to anywhere: International Advertising Exhibition at the White City, November 29 to December 4, 1920. Advertising poster for subway transportation to an exhibition at White City, London, showing an assemblage of characters representing various advertising trademarks and emblems, including Bibendum, the Michelin Man; Johnnie Walker; and the Kodak Girl, in a subway station displaying advertising posters.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miche...unc est bibendum,leading player in the market.



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Underground to Wood Lane to anywhere: International Advertising Exhibition at the White City, November 29 to December 4, 1920. Advertising poster for subway transportation to an exhibition at White City, London, showing an assemblage of characters representing various advertising trademarks and emblems, including Bibendum, the Michelin Man; Johnnie Walker; and the Kodak Girl, in a subway station displaying advertising posters.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miche...unc est bibendum,leading player in the market.



https://www.widewalls.ch/magazine/bauhaus-school-performance-art
That's a great poster, who else is featured? I've spotted HMV's Nipper and a fella I guess is a Fisherman, waiting for his Friend.
 

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That's a great poster, who else is featured? I've spotted HMV's Nipper and a fella I guess is a Fisherman, waiting for his Friend.
I've found two listings for the figures' identities - neither of which accounts for all the figures seen in the poster.

The London Transport Museum describes the overall poster as follows:
Poster, International advertising exhibition, by Frederick Charles Herrick, 1920
This poster was commissioned by the Underground Electric Railway Company in 1920. As well as encouraging travel to the International Advertising Exhibition at the White City, the image reminds advertisers to make use of the promotional spaces available at stations.
The image features a range of characters from advertising campaigns popular in the 1920s, many of which are still recognisable.
The text proceeds to ID many of the figures as follows (hidden within a spoiler in case you want to seek them out on your own):

The Bisto Kids, Mr Punch, Johnnie Walker and Bibendum the Michelin Man are all waiting patiently on the platform. The little dog is Nipper, who was taken from the painting 'His Master's Voice', and used as the Gramophone Company's trademark. He is now known as the trademark and namesake of associated company H.M.V. Others include, Cardinal Furniture Polish (or Cardinal Wolsey Shoe Polish), Kodak Girl, Pears Soap Tramp, Rowntrees Coca Nibs Kids, Skipper Sardines, Punch, VIM, Youngers Beer Man and Guinness Face.

SOURCE: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/posters/item/1983-4-1240
 

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The Google Arts & Culture webpage for this poster provides the same text cited above, but provides a slightly different list of the figures' identities within the Physical Description section:

A range of 1920s characters representing famous brands are shown on the poster: Cherry Blossom polish - tramp #1 with boots, Punch magazine - Mr Punch, Johnnie Walker whisky - Johnnie Walker, Michelin - Bibendum (Michelin Man), HMV (His Master’s Voice) Nipper the dog, Cardinal Furniture Polish (or Cardinal Wolsey Shoe Polish?) Cardinal Wolsey, Kodak-the Kodak Girl, Pear’s Soap -Tramp #2, Rowntrees Cocoa Nibs - Kids, Fisherman’s Friend lozenges (or Skipper Sardines?) -salty sea dog, VIM, Guiness- circular face, Player’s Navy Cut tobacco-sailor, John Bull newspaper /magazine-John Bull, Youngers Beer? old man with beard (William Younger)

SOURCE: https://artsandculture.google.com/a...tion-frederick-charles-herrick/AAGmckqyxstVgQ
 

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That's a great poster, who else is featured? I've spotted HMV's Nipper and a fella I guess is a Fisherman, waiting for his Friend.
I've found two listings for the figures' identities - neither of which accounts for all the figures seen in the poster.

The London Transport Museum describes the overall poster as follows:

The text proceeds to ID many of the figures as follows (hidden within a spoiler in case you want to seek them out on your own):

The Bisto Kids, Mr Punch, Johnnie Walker and Bibendum the Michelin Man are all waiting patiently on the platform. The little dog is Nipper, who was taken from the painting 'His Master's Voice', and used as the Gramophone Company's trademark. He is now known as the trademark and namesake of associated company H.M.V. Others include, Cardinal Furniture Polish (or Cardinal Wolsey Shoe Polish), Kodak Girl, Pears Soap Tramp, Rowntrees Coca Nibs Kids, Skipper Sardines, Punch, VIM, Youngers Beer Man and Guinness Face.

SOURCE: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/collections/collections-online/posters/item/1983-4-1240
If you are interested in advertising and packaging, and you havent already, i highly recommend a visit to the Robert Opie museum, i havent been since it moved to it current location but it was a facinating place when i last visited.

https://www.museumofmemories.co.uk/robert-opie/

I found this virtual tour on YT.

 

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Very cool museum, Souleater! Museums ---I LOVE them. Before my current job, I used to work in a museum exhibit and design company.
 

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Very cool museum, Souleater! Museums ---I LOVE them. Before my current job, I used to work in a museum exhibit and design company.
One of my favourite museums is the Pitt-Rivers museum in Oxford, if a proper old school museum full of weird and wonderful exhibits, lots of little draws full of curios, well worth a visit if you havent been.
There is a virtual tour on the linked site but it is the sory of place you can easily spend all day exploring, im not sure if they still have it, but there used to be a huge collection of Samurai armour upstairs too.

https://www.prm.ox.ac.uk
 
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One of my favourite museums is the Pitt-Rivets museum in Oxford, if a proper old scho museum full of weird and wonderful exhibits, lots of little draws full of curios, well worth a visit if you havent been.
There is a virtual tour on the linked site but it is the sory of place you can easily spend all day exploring, im not sure if they still have it, but thete usedto be a huge collection of Samurai armour upstairs too.

https://www.prm.ox.ac.uk
I'd love to see it! If I went over there I'd Just go f*cking crazy. I can spend hours in the same spot staring at a Vermeer or Egyptian artifact. If I lived in New York, I would spend every day at the museums, as I have every time when I visit there with my dad. I thought about going into art conservation initially, then an illustrator and eventually got sucked into my current job because it will allow me to do those things on my own terms.
The Pitt-Rivers museum has a number of Egyptian artifacts including an object described as an Egyptian Parrying shield which I have looked at when making shield handles.
I LOVE the Griffith Institute:
http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/discov... records of the,his niece Miss Phyllis Walker.
And all of their publications which I have pored over, and probably poured (hide glue) over too :cool:
You can search the object cards and Burton's photos and see even teeniest scraps found. The great pic of Tut's armour is there too:
http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/php/am...&cpos=1&s1=imagename&s2=cardnumber&s3=&dno=25
 
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I'd love to see it! If I went over there I'd Just go f*cking crazy. I can spend hours in the same spot staring at a Vermeer or Egyptian artifact. If I lived in New York, I would spend every day at the museums, as I have every time when I visit there with my dad. I thought about going into art conservation initially, then an illustrator and eventually got sucked into my current job because it will allow me to do those things on my own terms.
The Pitt-Rivers museum has a number of Egyptian artifacts including an object described as an Egyptian Parrying shield which I have looked at when making shield handles.
I spent the day, a few years ago, at the British museum, nearly all of it in the Egyptian exhibits, had to rush around to see the Elgin marbles, Rosetta Stone etc before it closed lol
 

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The Michelin Man has a human hand.

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRGGGHHHHHHH.
You mean... he's just a man in a suit?

Personally, I think that's reassuring, and makes him slightly less horrific!

By the way, I see that he's using said hand to hold a cigar. Now, if only I could think of something witty to say about tyre-smoke...
 

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You mean... he's just a man in a suit?

Personally, I think that's reassuring, and makes him slightly less horrific!

By the way, I see that he's using said hand to hold a cigar. Now, if only I could think of something witty to say about tyre-smoke...
NO! HE IS SOME SORT OF HIDEOUS MARSHMALLOW-TIRE/HUMAN HYBRID.

OR HE HAS STOLEN A MAN'S HAND AND IS USING IT AS HIS OWN...

AAAAAARRRRRGGGGHHH
 
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