Original artwork for Herald Sun WEG poster issued to commemorate the Boxing Day Test match, 1998

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26 Dec 1998
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Poster featuring large cartoon images in marker pen of a kangaroo (left) and a lion (right) in cricket attire, facing off against each other. The kangaroo represents the Australian cricket team, whilst the lion represents the English cricket team. The kangaroo and lion have one hand each on a silhouette of the Ashes urn, located at the top centre of the image. Both animals are dressed in batting gear consisting of pads, boots, and padded gloves. The outline indicates that both animals will have the logo of their respective counties printed on the chest of their shirt in the final version, as well as on their hats. The kangaroo is wearing an Australian baggy green cap, whilst the lion is wearing a blue English helmet. The kangaroo is holding a cricket bat in his right hand, and the lion is holding a cricket bat in his left hand. The artist has signed the cartoon below the lion's rear boot. There are a number of handwritten notes written by the artist on various sections of the poster, indicating changes that he is considering making before the final version of the poster is produced. Outline of publisher's banner at top of poster above cartoon reads 'Herald Sun'. Title below cartoon reads 'BOXING DAY 98' in red marker. Lines drawn below this title indicate that additional text will appear there in the final version.There is an outline of the Australian Cricket Board logo in the bottom left hand corner of the poster, and an outline of the Victorian Bushrangers (Victorian Cricket Team) logo in the bottom right hand corner of the poster. Handwritten note at top right hand corner of poster reads 'Rough 2'. Reverse of poster is plain.
0 - Whole: H: 761 W: 508 D: 8mm (H: 29 15/16 W: 20 D: 5/16")
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26 Dec 1998
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