Hollow Heroes
       
     
BloodQuantum_18_Chief_vH.jpg
       
     
Harry-vH.jpg
       
     
WonderW-Pano_fx.jpg
       
     
Hollow Heroes
       
     
Hollow Heroes

Muffler Men, as they are known in travel parlance, are a series of fiberglass figures made in the 1960s and 1970s that cast iconic American folk heroes as business mascots. The mold was made to have interchangeable parts so that the head, the arms, and the hands could portray different characters and advertise various roadside services. Over time, the novelty wore off and many degraded in back lots or junkyards. Recently, a renaissance of sorts has pulled the figures from their obscurity and placed them back into use as throw-back signage, sports mascots, and museum displays. Yet, they are still hollow shells, filled only with the values we place on their mythologies.

BloodQuantum_18_Chief_vH.jpg
       
     
Harry-vH.jpg
       
     
WonderW-Pano_fx.jpg