Oh Tango Mannequin, You Will Be Mine
25/04/09 12:30 Filed in: Disturbing Mascots
This is one of the first photos I took here in HK. Its from the window display of a British kitchen appliance chain. I had assumed this was a noble but misguided attempt by management to lure in prospective buyers, but the tag line and the rather bizarre 'dance partner' theme are actually baumatic's official branding, so in their defense the locals were obligated to go with it. These are the most 'intentionally' ugly appliances I've ever seen; sharp edged, utilitarian boxes in bright color options, like soviet era washing machines given a fresh coat of loud paint. Needless to say I like the fire-breathing piranha logo and odd tango poster, but I love the authentically dressed anatomic figures. Oh tango mannequin, you will be mine.