London's street advertising - history of human billboards

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by editor, Sep 1, 2004.

  1. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    Once again, I've been busily pursuing another of my obscure interests and have posted up another 12 photos to my collection of London human billboards and added a History of Street Advertising with some fabulous pre-Victorian illustrations by George Scharf (the walking blacking tins are a treat!)

    I hope you enjoy it (it took me long enough to research and put together!!)

    Oh, and to the urbanite who sent me the Scharf photocopies ages ago - thanks!
     
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  2. tom796

    tom796 osmosis of gnosis

    that's well interesting, ed. thanks!
     
  3. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    Great stuff

    Why do I have a suspicion that one of the lurking creatives from the ad industry might take up some ideas from the walking blacking pots?

    If walking Pot Noodles starts appearing in student bars shortly, demand a large contribution to the server fund...
     
  4. tom796

    tom796 osmosis of gnosis

    [quiet snigger]
     
  5. lang rabbie

    lang rabbie Je ne regrette les gazebos

    Is that a snigger at the lack of inverted commas around "creatives" - was sorely tempted to say "derivative hacks" but hey, I was in a generous mood. :)
     
  6. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

  7. marty21

    marty21 One on one? You're crazy.

  8. editor

    editor Walking along the lonely street of dreams

    The article has the answer!
     
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