Saw this poster in a window here in Newcastle Upon Tyne in the UK and I thought it was worth following up on. What did it mean? Were toasted sandwiches really going to be taxed on top of the cost of the sandwich?
Poster in the window of a shop in Newcastle Upon Tyne protesting the government’s application of a 20% tax on toasted sandwiches!
That turns out to be exactly what is happening. As this online e-petition explains, the UK government has decided to apply VAT of 20% onto what is charged for toasted sandwiches even though the other countries in the EU have already done away with it.
What an insane and greedy grab for cash by the government in a time of extreme financial hardship!
Vintage “Teatro Nuevo” poster in Barcelona, Spain on display at the CCCB museum
Vintage “Kiss Me” poster in Barcelona, Spain on display at the CCCB museum
Vintage “Kosmopolis” poster in Barcelona, Spain on display at the CCCB museum
Vintage “Joy Joy” poster in Barcelona, Spain on display at the CCCB museum
This is a stunning museum both inside and out. I will post additional photos tomorrow to show you how striking the architecture of the building is. The clean lines and uncomplicated rooms make it a brilliantly open and airy space to exhibit artwork.
Anyone who is a frequent visitor to my site will have noticed that I am fascinated by poster art. This eye-catching poster for the pop group Brigitte (or the Brigitte Sisters) was on a glass cubicle in the marketplace at St. Lo in the Normandy region of France.
French Concert Poster for the Folk-Rock Duo Brigitte
Here’s another example of the vintage posters from World War II that are on display at the Caen Memorial Museum in Normandy, France.
Attack On All Fronts vintage Canadian World War II poster at Caen Memorial Museum in Normandy, France
This strikingly diagonal 3 person image from 1943 summoned up a spirit of patriotism and reminded the Canadian public that the war was fought on the home front as well as the front lines of the battlegrounds.
Keeping today’s entry short and sweet. This was a lovely old mustard-coloured Vespa that we saw parked in front of the Historical Museum in Berlin. The window behind had a very attractive Retro-Inspired poster hanging in it.
We’ve been surprised by just how many Vespas we have seen in Germany. They certainly are an economical form of transport for urban living and can be parked just about anywhere.
Vintage Vespa in front of Berlin Historical Museum