Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Take Five! Smoke Break

This one's for all you cigarette smoking Michelin Man lovin' rubberists out there:

I came across this gem in a book called Counter Culture: The Allure of Mini-Mannequins about tiny-sized mannequins and interesting counter top displays from the days of....way before I was born.

France's Michelin Man was one of the most ubiquitous af all branding figures, owing to its countless iterations. --pg. 181

Unfortunately, that's all the book says about this ashtray. I can't tell if the MM sitting on the ashtray is made from actual rubber, but I sure as hell doubt the base is! Hello tire fire! I can't account for anyone else's opinions, but burning rubber smells like skank.


Anima said...

I'm a rubberist, but I don't know if I'm quite Michelin Man lovin'.

Just stopping in.
(it's almost like this message was written backwards)

Betty LaBamba said...

hehe...the michelin man looks like he got some crazy inflatable suit!