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    Default Unusual safe/vault images

    I thought I'd start a thread on unusual imagery of safes and vaults. For example, adapting "stock images" in strange ways.

    Here's an example from ATR Aircraft (http://www.atraircraft.com) trying to get across the notion that their planes will make you money. From my perspective, I see an airplane that won't get off the ground.

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    Another odd example is a stock vault image modified to represent financial issues of the new agricultural product in Colorado (http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/mo...-business.html):

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    Another one, not quite as weird. This is often seen with articles about the security of cloud computing.

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    Somebody photoshopped an image from Shorty's Urban Market (Lexington, KY) to suggest a giant spider crawling out. Why? Who knows!

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    A little less unusual, vaults are/were used for advertising. This group of images looks like the same door was used.

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    The middle image is not an ad (it's part of an artist's collage) but it looks like the Blatz image was photoshopped. The Seagram's door looks very similar but photographed from a slightly different angle and with the bolts retracted. I believe the door is a Mosler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wylk View Post
    I thought I'd start a thread on unusual imagery of safes and vaults. For example, adapting "stock images" in strange ways.


    Another odd example is a stock vault image modified to represent financial issues of the new agricultural product in Colorado (http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/mo...-business.html):

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    Looks like somebody's stash of 'grass' being kept securely.

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    Another "like money in the bank" advertisement, this time from Hughes Aircraft, electronics division, in 1962:

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    It's hard to say much about the vault door itself. It's right handed and uses two horizontal pressure bars, common on Mosler and Diebold doors and possibly others.

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    Back on February 8, 2013, there was a discussion of the vault used in the film "The Pelican Brief" (in the thread "Safes & Vaults versus Hollywood"). I believe this is the former Riggs National Bank in Washington, DC (1503 and 1505 Pennsylvania Avenue NW). Here's an odd joint project between eBay and the USPS from 2007:

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    It looks like they photoshopped in the clothing and did a fairly decent job.

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    Another vault image except it's become common for old banks to turn into a restaurant. I can't tell much about the door except "The First" can be seen on the inner ring, probably the beginning of "The First National Bank" but that's a guess. I don't recognize it from other collected images. This ad is from 1980.

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    This one is from an article about artwork being stored in vaults in Switzerland. So of course the drawing is very artsy. A triple-round-door vault with an art museum inside. And each door is different.

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    A square image meant to evoke old vinyl records, with a vault full of vinyl records:

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    This is based on a fairly common stock image that was also used for the "cloud computing" image posted earlier:

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    The layout of the locks, time lock, and boltwork seem to be a reasonable approximation of Diebold doors though the gearing is a bit suspect. It also looks like a computer-generated scene.

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