BH-X-Ray BHX-Rated

Ol’ BHX, it’s in Solihull but we have to go there. It’s not the worst airport in the world, there aren’t cattle grids over the runway like in Coventry, and it does have a nice magnetic train thing. It also has a tight policy on security, as this image from their 2007/8 Annual Report is there to illustrate:

Take a gander bottom left of the briefcase (click on the photo to zoom in if it helps).

At least it’s only a graphic design cock-up rather than a security cock-up. Or fake cock-up if you see what I mean.

Thnx to FlightGlobal Blogs

8 comments for “BH-X-Ray BHX-Rated

  1. 13 October 2008 at 10:50 am

    Re: Magnetic train thing?. it was decided some years back that magnets were the tool of Victorian shamens, it’s now driven by wires smoke and mirrors.

  2. dp
    13 October 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Something that blatant is likely to be deliberate, if only on the part of the designer. Adding naughty references to design sketches was customary in the days before digital renderings. I recall the finer details of one particular drawing for a public plaza that had a couple shagging on an office desk, some masked thieves escaping a bank, a soapbox preacher, and various other miscreants hidden in plain sight throughout the sketch.

    Thing is, the result is likely to raise Birmingham’s profile as the arrival/departure point for sexy women.

  3. 13 October 2008 at 3:19 pm

    I’m guessing stock imagery — doubt the production of the BHX Annual Report has the budget for complicated X-Ray photography — so the mischief could be a few steps up the chain.

    How many sexy women read the Birmingham International Airport Annual Report?

  4. dp
    13 October 2008 at 5:12 pm

    They don’t have to read it. They don’t even have to look at the cover. It’s just the association people will make when they hear the story. BHX=sex toys in the luggage. Would that be Tory ladies, strip joint/ sex workers, people visting Brum to buy sex toys, …?

  5. srb
    14 October 2008 at 9:36 am

    Why assume it was a woman’s? We did host the Tory convention after all.

  6. 15 October 2008 at 10:35 pm

    “And are you carrying any concealed weapons, madam….?”

  7. Ner
    19 November 2008 at 10:50 pm

    haha this made me laugh. too bad they took it out via bad photoshop.

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