ARTISTS Bios and Information

John Gilroy

Probably most famous as the creator of characters in the GUINNESS IS GOOD FOR YOU advertisements. Gilroy produced more than 100 press advertisements and nearly 50 poster designs for Guinness over 35 years. He is perhaps best remembered for his posters featuring the girder carrier and the wood cutter from the Guinness for Strength campaigns of the early 1930s and for the Guinness animals. The animals, including a lion, toucan, gnu and kangaroo, appeared, with their long-suffering zookeeper, on posters, press advertisements, show cards and waiter trays from the 1930s to the 1960s. See [link=””]The Guinness Collectors Club[/link], for a FULL biography