Monday, June 18, 2012

Quiz of the Day - 18 June 2012

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We turn to advertising for today's daily quiz.
The poster, displayed on the right hand side and titled "Underground to Wood Lane to anywhere", was created for the International Advertising Exhibition at the White City and held between November 29 to December 4, 1920. This advertising poster by Frederick Charles Herrick was meant to highlight the subway transportation to the exhibition site at White City, London, and shows an assemblage of characters representing various advertising trademarks and emblems. 
Please identify all characters in the poster, which are/were used as brand image or emblem for particular products or businesses. Also, tell us the names of particular brands, which these characters represented.
Please send in your answers to shovon76[at]gmail[dot]com. You can also leave your answers by simply commenting on this post. The comments are moderated for a period of 24 hours, after which these are published. The answers to the question will be published tomorrow as an addition to the same post.
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Answer: Its the answer time, albeit a bit late. Anyway, I was hoping that someone might actually get a right entry. Unfortunately, that was not to be the case.
So, here are the answers -

  • We have Bibendum, commonly known as the Michelin Man towards the left bottom corner, representing Michelin tyres.
  • We have the Kodak Girl towards the right.
  • We have Nipper at the bottom, representing HMV.
  • We have Johny Walker in the middle, representing the eponymous Scotch whisky.
Rajat and Ayesha got at least two of these characters right.

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