1973 Print Poster French Ad Michelin Man Tires Pneu Bibendum O'Galop Cartoon Art


This is a 1973 black and white reproduction of a poster that was created in 1896 by cartoon artist O'Galop to advertise Michelin Tires. This poster marks the first appearance of the "Bibendum," the Michelin Man, their famous corporate advertising icon.

Period Paper is pleased to offer a wonderful collection of prints of bicycle advertising posters. This stunning collection will be of interest to graphic design artists as well as those interested in the history of bicycling. Please note that these prints are 1973 reproductions of the original posters. These fabulous prints would look excellent framed.


This 38+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No aging. No creases. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is printing on the reverse.

  • Product Type: 1973 Print; Grayscale
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 15 inches; 25 x 38 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)