This is an illustration for a work colleagues birthday card in the style of the famous GNR Skegness is SO bracing poster.
If you’re not familiar with Skeggy Man, it’s a poster that was used to promote the seaside town of Skegness by the Great Northern Railway Company in 1908. Known as the Jolly Fisherman, the original was painted by John Hassall and bought by GNR for 12 guineas. Whilst the poster itself became an emblem for the town and and a great example of the classic GNR advertising, Hassall died penniless.
These days, Skegness is known best for quality such as this:
- Man caught having a poo in a bag on camera
- Police warn against taking ‘trophies’ from dead whales washed up in Skegness
- Skegness man charged with being drunk on mobility scooter
The How I Done It Gif