A Class Act

Thursday, August 16 2012
A Class Act

With the BBFC celebrating a momentous occasion in its history – this year marks its 100th anniversary – what better time for the classification organisation to launch its own line of merchandising?

The line – T-shirts and mugs pictured here, as well as canvas bags – trade on the iconic status the British Board Of Film Classification’s black cards have in film folklore in the UK. Featuring that black card image (it’s the one that appears at the start of all cinema releases) and using its different age ratings, they are, we reckon, must-have items. 

Better still, rather than merely being doled out to relevant parties, journalists and blaggers (such as ourselves at The Raygun, who could, it must be said, fit in to any or all three of those categories), the T-shirts and mugs are available for the public to buy, notably through sites such as e-bay. Sharp-witted retailers could do worse than stock them themselves, providing, of course, they follow the Video Standards Council’s code of conduct when sell them to minors…

Incidentally, we picked ours up while in the BBFC’s Soho Square offices recently for a chat about its new Digital Services offering, more on this shortly on our website…

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