I took this photo of the ads for Carlton Black beer in 2002 in Melbourne. Beer being somewhat regional I don't think the ads would have been seen much further afield. I can no longer remember if that broad brush effect is part of the design or the fault of the application of the gum holding the posters on the wall. Interesting to consider whom they're aimed at. References to Black Adder (I have a cunning plan) and Darth Vader (Luke I am your Father)? Not the usual target drinkard of Australian advertising. This was my favorite tap brew in Brisbane for a while, a dark lager, a style of beer which I always differentiate from dark ale by its slightly burnt flavour. Anyway, they removed it. When the barman told me how long it took to get through a barrel I figured it couldn't have had many partakers beyond myself. I hope that's just Brisbane. From a cartoon-technical point of view, note also the 'word ballon of attribution' which I discussed ealier.
Over there in Perth I doubt they're giving their booze as much thought as I do, and there were probably no Star Wars nerds present either, but that's just guessing:
PERTH, Australia (AFP) - An Australian barmaid who entertained patrons by crushing beer cans between her bare breasts and hanging spoons off her nipples has been fined, police said Wednesday. Luana De Faveri, 31, was fined 1,000 dollars (900 US dollars) in the Mandurah Magistrates Court in Western Australia after pleading guilty to two breaches of the Liquor Control Act...
The fines "send a clear message to all licensees in Peel that we will not tolerate this type of behaviour in our licensed premises," said Superintendent David Parkinson of the Peel Police District.
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