Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Largest poster: Michael Jackson Poster set world record
LONDON, UK--A 29070 square feet poster (171ft x 170ft) has been erected over Heathrow airport to mark the release of "Michael", Michael Jackson's posthumous album - setting the new world record for the Largest poster.
The World's Largest Poster, made of PVC and weighing one ton, took engineers three hours to install – and is less than 3,000 meters from one of Heathrow's main runways, literally viewable by all planes arriving/ departing.
Guinness World Records confirmed that the poster of Michael Jackson's Michael measures 171ft by 170ft with a total surface area of 29,070 ft², smashing the previous Guinness world record – held by the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver – by more than 110 ft².
To put it into perspective, the Michael poster would take over three quarters of the pitch at Wembley stadium, is longer than the equivalent of six Routemaster buses end-to-end and if upright would be higher than Nelson's column.
Guinness World Records requires the world's largest poster to be publically displayed and formed of one single piece of material; it must also advertise a commercially available product. Guinness World Records sent an official adjudicator to the site situated at Rectory Farm in Middlesex to officially verify and measure the Michael poster.
The image of the album cover of Michael was created by painter Kadir Nelson in 2009. In the original oil painting, Kadir – who is known for story telling through his art – takes us on a journey through some key moments and important people in Michael Jackson's life. Michael is the much-anticipated album of newly completed recordings by the King Of Pop.
The Largest Poster in the World will stay at what will be known as Michael's Field until December 23, after which, the poster will travel via sea container into continental Europe where it will be toured and displayed.
Michael's Largest Poster award joins his other Guiness World Records entries for the World's best-selling album for Thriller, his highest annual earnings for a pop star from 1987, which remains unbroken 21 years on and his most hit singles on the UK singles chart in one year when he achieved 19 top 40 records in 2006.
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Wednesday, December 22, 2010