Saturday, March 28, 2015

Gill Sans

[“Perils Of Julia And Gill Man — Movie Julia Adams.” Photograph by Edward Clark. Alterations by me. From the Life Photo Archive. Click for a larger, gillier view.]

Once upon a time, the Creature, or the Gill-Man, was one of the monster models made by Aurora Plastics, along with Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, and the Wolfman. The makeup of that quintet bugged me. Four of them: classics. But the fifth? Now he’s a spokesgill-man for the sardine industry.

Scale models — cars, dinosaurs, monsters, planes — were once a fairly standard part of boyhood. Testors Glue, Testors Enamel Paints, decals: necessary stuff, like sardines.

Related reading
All OCA sardines posts (Pinboard)

[Gill Sans? Sans sardines. The font I’ve used for “got sardines?” is the free CGPhenixAmerican.]

comments: 6

Diane Schirf said...

All your sardine are belong to us.

Michael Leddy said...

Very nice!

The Crow said...

Is the fellow in the picture what I'll look like if I continue to eat sardines? Or if I eat the ones from China?

Michael Leddy said...

Not if they’re skinless and boneless. :)

The Crow said...

Must be "dem bones."

Michael Leddy said...