|Photo courtesy of Gary Ghazarian.|
Since we'll be seeing the Michelin Man until March 24 at Huntington Tire and Auto Center, 511 W. Huntington Drive, now is as good a time as any to get the background of the Michelin Man, or in French, "Bibendum."
It turns out that he was born in France in 1898. The creators were the Michelin Brothers and O'Galop. The source of their inspiration - and why am I not surprised - was a pile of tires and a caricature of a beer drinker.
It has seen many different types of illustrations over the years, and these can now be viewed in a digital gallery here.
|Photo from trulydeeply.com.au|
According to Ghazarian, the Michelin Man is here promoting a deal on...wait for it...tires. Click here for infomation on the promotion, and click here for their Facebook page.