Classic Maxell Tape Ad Recreated on LES Security Gate Mural

maxel tape ad mural by chris weller photo by gail worley
Photos By Gail

Folks of a certain age will recall this now-iconic Maxell Tape Commercial (and its print counterpart) which first aired in 1979 and continued to resurface at random intervals for years. Widely known in the pop culture vernacular as the Blown-Away Guy, the ad’s featured-character is rather accurately depicted in this security gate mural by street artist Chris Weller.

blown away guy mural photo by gail worley

The storefront is home to the Marshall Stack Bar, which appears to still be open despite Covid. Good for them.

marshall stack bar gate mural photo by

Visit the mural and the bar at 66 Rivington Street, at the northwest corner of Rivington and Allen Streets.  The mural faces Allen Street.

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