Winston Churchill Bulldog Glasses Arrive in New Orleans
Last year I posted about designing a Winston Churchill bulldog pint glass for the Bulldog, a beer bar on Magazine Street in New Orleans. They go through something like 30 million glasses a year, so they call on The Public for graphics. If they choose to run one of yours, you get braggin’ rights, a shirt and gift certificates, which, like money, can be exchanged for goods or beer service.
Well… they picked one of mine and printed them up earlier this year. Joey the manager mailed me one and I thought some of y’all might want to take a look-see, since I had a lot of comments on the original post. (Since then I’ve licensed the image — contact me via this site if interested — and made prints for sale.)
The Winston Churchill Bulldog Glass!
[Editor’s Note: I originally wrote this post way back in 2010, but since then the Winston Churchill bulldog thing took on a life of its own. People have used it as logos, icons, personal avatars, etc. Some have tried to make a few bucks off it! Some have been thwarted. Some folks wanted prints. So here’s the thing: if you want to license the image, contact me at johntebeau (At) gmail. com and we’ll talk. And if you want a print, they’re available here. Thanks!]
According to bulldoginformation.com, some crazy bastard may have invented the breed by instigating the union of a mastiff and a PUG. A freaking PUG. (What kind of a sick, twisted…?) Anyway, the dog was bred to guard, fight and bait bulls, which was, it is said, mandated by law before slaughter, as it was scientifically known to “enhaynce the Nutricione and Flayvoure of the Beefe.” And that’s the neat thing about science. It’s never, EVER wrong. Except when it’s in the past. Which is now in the future. But not now now. Ergo, current science is never wrong. I know this. Scientists themselves have admitted as much.