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More Blair swipes

The Preston Blair rip-offs never end.

Mark Kausler sent us this 78rpm kiddie record cover, which proves the swiping began a lot earlier than i’d imagined:

Christian Geoghegan, on a trip to Belgium, photographed this from the window of one of the trams he took in Antwerp. The van is for a local supermarket.

If you spot a Blair swipe in your travels, we invite you to send it in.

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  • Anna

    I don’t know why, but these rip-offs never stop amusing!

  • This horrid thing was spotted outside a butchers on the Rue Du Commandant André in Cannes: . Look at how they’ve been unable to twist the hand around properly – talk about ham-fisted! (Sorry.)

  • Smokie

    Why are those people doing this??!! Ugh! I hate seeing the originals get horribly redrawn. It feels so wrong, like someone just brutally killed a baby!

  • Chris Sobieniak

    There’s no end to how far Preston Blair’s artistry can be seen from all four corners of the globe.

  • Chuck R.

    “just brutally killed a baby?”

    Composure, people. Take a deep breath. Actually, that elephant on the circus record is not half-bad. Probably the most nicely-rendered Blair swipe I’ve seen. I wonder how many Blair rip-offs are drawn by 10-year-olds, saving a buck or two for the family business.