Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Giant mannequin swimming through grass to promote TV show!


This is a promotion for a Discovery Channel program in the UK called "London Ink." According to Spluch:

"... A large statue of a man swimming through the grass on the South Bank of the River Thames is unveiled, Tuesday Sept. 18, 2007. The fixture, near Tower Bridge, shown in the background, was commissioned by TV channel The Discovery Channel to promote its newest reality show, 'London Ink'. ..."

If you are going to go to the expense of making a swimming behemoth, at least get his reach right. Look how short it is. The artist was obviously not a swimmer.

I found this link at Not.cot

7 comments:

Daniel Slosberg said...

He's obviously doing a finger-drag drill.

Scott said...

Aaaah...but just right for the beginning of the finger tip drill!

Scott said...

On second thought he's not trailing his arm nearly enough. And his head is almost out of the water - you're right, he is a tyro.

Tony Austin said...

Ha Ha! Great minds think alike.

Anonymous said...

I think the hand entry point is fine. He's setting himself up for a good early vertical forearm postion.

Tony Austin said...

Awesome. Though I am stinking he is a triathlete

Charlie said...

That is the exact spot where David Blaine spent 40 days living in a glass box suspended 40 feet in the air back in 2003. I am sure this mannequin is probably proving as popular as Mr Blaine.