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Help requested posted on 18th April 2016:

Green Cross Code man

The Riverside Museum in Glasgow is planning a road safety display around the SCP service and wants to include an image of the cartoon figure of the Green Cross Code Man from the 1970s. The DfT has advised that this was commissioned by Central Office of Information but that copyright would now be with the artist. Would anyone know the name of the artist or a contact in the COI?

Mairi Blair

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Response posted on 18th April 2016 by:
Peter Wilson

E: pwilson@westminster.gov.uk
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Green cross man

Marie I will have a look at home in my collection as I have original artwork and the cartoon books


Response posted on 18th April 2016 by:
Jeremy, Devon

E: jeremy.phillips@devon.gov.uk
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GXC artwork

RoSPA hold a library of original artwork for road safety print media etc and are likely to have this info to hand.


Response posted on 18th April 2016 by:
James Marsh

E: james@b3online.co.uk
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Green Cross Code comic strip

The COI no longer exists unfortunately.

However, you can buy a print of the poster here:
http://www.vinmag.com/online/prodshow/BP152___Green_Cross_Code_Man__Dave_Prowse__Road_Safety_Advert__30x40cm_Art_Print_/BP152-green-cross-code-1970s.html

You can also ask them to ensure they have permission to print it, before buying it. They should be able to confirm that.

Good luck!


Response posted on 19th April 2016 by:
Andrew Fraser

E: andrew.fraser@falkirk.gov.uk
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Green Cross Code man, etc

http://www.arts.ac.uk/research/ual-staff-researchers/a-z/dr-paul-rennie/

Dr Paul Rennie may be the man to help.


Response posted on 20th April 2016 by:
Peter Wilson

E: pwilson@westminster.gov.uk
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Green Cross Man

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/06/15/article-2342106-1A54C760000005DC-540_472x711.jpg
This link will take you to the image of the welsh GXM in a Daily Mail article on an exhibition on propoganda at the British library. The image shown is copyrighted to the british library.
I helped with some of my road safety stuff and took part in their debates. Try these contact details.
Switchboard: +44 (0)330 333 1144
Customer Services: +44 (0)1937 546060
Email: Customer-Services@bl.uk


Response posted on 20th April 2016 by:
Mairi Blair

E: mairi.blair@transportscotland.gsi.gov.uk
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Green Cross Code man

Thank you very much one and all. Really appreciate your very swift responses Cheers!


Response posted on 22nd April 2016 by:
Anita Plumb

E: aplumb@rospa.com
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Green Cross Code man

It seems that the artist was Ron Smith - see this link www.victorhornetcomics.co.uk/smith.html


Hope this helps


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