Friday, 23 March 2012

Secret London- The handlebar club

Scratch the surface, and London is full of odd members’ clubs such as the Veteran-Cycle Club, the Time Travel Club, or the newly reformed Eccentric Club. Perhaps the oddest of them all is the Handlebar Club of Great Britain. It was founded in 1947 by Jimmy Edwards, a popular post-war comedian, who once sang: "Every girl loves a fella with a bush upon hismush!" The Handlebar Club originally had ten members; today, it has around 100 acolytes from all over the world. The club's mission was and remains "to bring together moustache wearers socially for sport and general conviviality". The criterion for membership is simple: prospective members must have "a hirsute appendage of the upper lip, with graspable extremities". Beards are banned. The other essential qualification is "to be able to drink plenty of beer" at the club's monthly get-togethers at the Windsor Castle pub, just off Edgware Road. Naturally, the pub landlord, Michael Tierney, is a club member with impressive "lip foliage".

Work in progress..

The idea is to have many faces with moustaches and turn it into a continous print like wallpaper. There will also be some type
Handlebar Part two- famous moustaches( type to be added tomorrow)
Logo design for the Handlebar club

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