This is a curious case of a mass produced piece of media that has become remarkably popular for not only its original form but for all its other manifestations, despite the fact the original purpose of the poster failed to materialise.
Parkour is an art form that does not conform to social expectations. In the eyes of a traceur (a parkour practitioner) stairs, walls and rooftops are not physical boundaries but instead they offer options to the individual – options for an alternative way to travel through an urban landscape.
Before human beings gave importance to sitting still and staring at a fire, it is likely that they found their most meaningful inspirations and links to the unspeakable and unthinkable through spirited movement.
‘They’re selling hippie wigs in Woolworths, man. The greatest decade in the history of mankind is over.’ Two out-of-work actors, Withnail, an aristocratic, temperamental heavy drinker and drug-user, and the more placidly middle-class Marwood, share a squalid flat in late 1960s’ Camden, London. Withnail rails against the world, covers himself in Deep Heat in attempt to keep warm and resorts to drinking lighter fuel…
Of all Disney’s creation, Fantasia (1940) stands out like a sore thumb. Not only does it hold a lofty precipice for its unique creativity and imagination, it hurt Disney’s account’s department with the pictures profoundly disappointing losses. It was ambitious, expensive and tackled cinematic themes like no other motion picture had before.