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Empire State

Having been duly capped on the head by the Rt. Hon. Menzies Campbell QC MP with John Knox’s breeks last Thursday I have returned to the land of my birth a Master of the Arts. Details of the various rites and festivities are forthcoming, but in the mean time I share with you these three travel posters from back in the day when they made proper travel posters. All three advertise our blessed Empire State, two of them West Point, the glorious gothic crown of the Hudson. Excelsior!

Click on the images for the full posters.

This post was published on Monday, June 26th, 2006 4:06 pm. It has been categorised under Design New York Posters The Hudson and been tagged under , , , .
Comments
  1. Philip
    26 June 2006
    5:25 pm

    I trust, Mr Cusack, that you omitted Sir Menzies’ knighthood and CBE as some sort of ‘yah boo’ to our Chancellor? Or have you quite forgotten the courtesy one ought to afford a knight of the realm and companion of a noble order?

  2. Steve M.
    27 June 2006
    10:13 am

    Welcome back to New York. A place where titles are not regarded as particularly serious.

  3. Philip
    27 June 2006
    2:01 pm

    That is certainly not my experience of your country, sir, particularly with regard to various public officials who continue to use their titles for life whilst simultaneously berating the UK for having an honours system.

  4. 28 June 2006
    11:43 am

    I’d add “unless it’s CEO” to Steve M’s comment. Personally, I’ll take a knight any time.

  5. Old Dominion Tory
    28 June 2006
    4:08 pm

    Welcome back, Mr. Cusack and congratulations on your graduation. Best of luck in the New World.

  6. Steve M.
    30 June 2006
    5:00 pm

    Mr. Smith is spot on. I remember coveting, and eventually cajoling possesion of, a button my youngest daughter was sporting for a while: “Leave No CEO Behind.”

  7. Card
    3 July 2006
    4:53 pm

    Steve M., F.L.

    A grand title indeed.

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