Heath Robinson Wedding Card
In a scene from How to be a Perfect Husband (1937) Heath Robinson devises the perfect send-off for a honeymoon couple.
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- RRP: £2.50 (incl. VAT)
- Format: 105 mm x 148 mm (A6) landscape, folded
- Paper: FSC 300 gsm ivory laid cartridge
- Envelope: White
- Weight: 9 g
- ISBN: 978 1 8733 2960 3
- Publication: August 2017
To define the perfect bridegroom Heath Robinson takes thoughtfulness to the nth degree, hiring a taxi bedecked and garlanded on every mudguard, a horseshoe in the windscreen, a love heart on the door and racks to accommodate the bride’s every pair of shoes. The family are forearmed with one of Heath Robinson’s patent confetti guns. The actual bridegroom’s view of all this?
Front Page Text: The Honeymoon Taxi
Message Inside: Cheers to the happy couple
William Heath Robinson (1872-1944) is one of the few artists whose names have become part of the English language. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the expression is used to describe ‘any absurdly ingenious and impractical device’. Heath Robinson started out as a landscape artist and book illustrator before finding world-wide fame with his mechanical fantasies. He invented machines for making coffee, lighting cigars, extinguishing candles, peeling potatoes, testing raincoats, saving chickens from injury when crossing the road and conducting just about every other conceivable, and sometimes inconceivable, activity. He satirized the new ways of living that came with technological change, small flats and shortages, creating a whimsical social commentary on his times: history encapsulated in pictures.