Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"Missing Bike...No Reward" Poster

I've had this image forwarded to me several times over the past year or so, and have been saving it for a day when I needed a blog idea. Well, since I'm not really even here today, I figured this was the perfect occasion to use it.



Before I posted it, though, I figured I'd do a little fact-checking research (Research? Facts? What's that you say?) to see what the real story was behind the poster, if any.


As it turns out, the poster was an advertisement for Threadless Tees. Some of the posters actually had one of the t-shirts hidden behind them, a surprise gift for anyone curious enough to tear the poster down. You can still buy the t-shirt here.


The design was, however, based on an actual theft incident suffered by the designer. You can see his story and the actual original poster here.

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