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Michelin Man (Bibendum), Italy, 1959?

Michelin Man (Bibendum), Italy, 1959?

A VERY fine Italian example of a Michelin bicycle tyre advertisement featuring the company's famous emblem, Michelin Man or Bibendum. The poster carries no date but has been dated by others at 1959.

Size
68cm x 48cm

Condition
Excellent. Backed on linen. If you would like to know more please get in touch

Background
The text in Italian reads 'Bicycle tyres'. At bottom right the text is: 'Arti Graf. F.lli Bonetti – Milano', a credit for the graphic art company of Bonetti Brothers. Bottom left: 'Mod 1200'. Michelin Man, whose body is made of tyres, became the French company's poster figure around 1898 and is one of the world's oldest trademarks. 



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