Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Tuesday, 6 January 2015
In proper antique fashion, I incorporated this image in a poster warning that the floor behind a door is up, and walking in to the room might involve ending up downstairs via the ceiling. It is headed with the word DANGER in red.
I expect this poster might contravene Health and Safety guidelines, as it doesn't include a Euro stick-person, upside-down and with his handless arms outstretched.
Red, the colour of danger, blood and Mars - except in the early days of Communist China, where it was - and still is - the most auspicious colour in the spectrum.
I love the story of how some zealot came up with the idea of reversing the colour of traffic lights right across one province, because red should have been the colour of 'go' rather than 'stop' in the new ideology following The Long March.
Countless fatal accidents necessitated the reversal of an official decree - one of the few concessions to humanity and the Capitalist West. You can't keep an old Capitalist down.