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    Posted 7 years ago

    rniederman
    (325 items)

    And now for something different other than photography and cameras. It’s no secret that I like the heavier darker brews. From time-to-time I post here on CW some original Guinness advertising artwork created as studies for their famous advertisements.

    Shown here is another original canvas created by Guinness but it's unique. It is still in the original wooden frame with a Guinness & Co. 1966 badge and a note adhered to the glass: “Awarded to the Landlord of the Swan Inn, Wye in recognition of twelve months sales record 1966.” It is actually a rare variant of a famous ad campaign.

    For those of you who are historians, you will probably recognize this as a parody of an incredibly famous work of art. Let’s see who can figure it out; it should be pretty easy.

    Regardless, it’s a marvelous bit of advertising history by one of the world’s great brands. And I’ve always been amused by this particular ad campaign.

    *******

    Wow. It only took 20 minutes for a sharp-eyed CW fan to identify the art this was based on. That's impressive!

    I mentioned this is a variant of the Guinness ad campaign. The published version has "Battle of Hastings 1066" across the top. This unique piece was created with a different title as an award for serving up the most brew.

    A bit of background about the ad campaign. The poster concept was created by Stanley Penn (a S.H. Benson advertising agency copywriter) to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. The advertising was so popular that a bath towel was made. (Bathing at Hastings as it was noted!)

    BTW, the Bayeux Tapestry is nearly 230 ft. long!!!

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    Comments

    1. solver solver, 7 years ago
      Actually, it is a scene from the Bayeux Tapestry held by the Reading Museum. Noted by the museum, it is "the start of the battle" "The Normans charge and the Battle of Hastings has begun."

      Courtesy of the Reading Museum, Berkshire, UK:
      http://www.bayeuxtapestry.org.uk/Bayeux26.htm

      The entire tapestry:
      http://www.bayeuxtapestry.org.uk/BayeuxContents.htm

      It's fabulous, as are all items in your collection and I thoroughly enjoy all of your posts. Thank you, rniederman.
    2. solver solver, 7 years ago
      Forgot. I suppose you were referring to the painting "The Battle of Hastings in 1066" by François Hyppolite Debon (France, 1816-1872).

      Courtesy of Wikipedia:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fran%C3%A7ois_Debon
    3. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, Solver! Identifying the Bayeux tapestry didn't take you very long - you must already be familiar with it. And glad you enjoy my posts. - Rob
    4. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Solver ... yep ... both the Battle of Hastings and the tapestry.

      Thanks, Ben and aghcollect!
    5. solver solver, 7 years ago
      ;-)

      Correction above. The tapestry is "not held" by the Reading Museum. It's in the Bayeux Museum in France.
    6. kyratango kyratango, 7 years ago
      Ha! Solver beated me... So speedy!
      Nice post rniederman! Slaìnte with your next Guiness!
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      I'll drink to that! But then I'll turn up a beer to almost anything!!
    8. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, Manikin and Jewels!
    9. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, BB2!
    10. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, ho2cultcha!
    11. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      STUNNING ROB!!! LOVE IT!!
    12. Vermont, 7 years ago
      GUINNESS FOR STRENGTH!
    13. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, Sean!
    14. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, kyratango!
    15. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, vetraio50 and David!
    16. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, southcop!
    17. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, pops52 and Janes_Addictions!
    18. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, eye4beauty!
    19. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, f64imager!
    20. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, inky!
    21. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, ExBrit62!
    22. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, tom61375!
    23. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks again, Manikin!
    24. rniederman rniederman, 7 years ago
      Thanks, Michael!
    25. rniederman rniederman, 6 years ago
      Thanks!
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