Twin Peaks Poster Prop Used In Search For Missing Ukraine President

In what’s less likely to be filed under Lynchian Weird but rather Google Image Search Hit-And-Run, the wanted posters for Ukraine’s ousted President Viktor Yanukovych that went up all over his country when he fled it last month, were based on a something very familiar to Twin Peaks fans…

Have you seen this man? Victor Yanukovych versus Killer BOB
Have you seen this man? Victor Yanukovych versus Killer BOB. Left photo by Marko Drobnjakovic, AP.

Or maybe this categorizes under a third category: Political Poster Designers Who Are Secretly Twin Peaks Fans.

The Ukrainian creator even left the original wording from the poster prop replica intact, making it a job for Sheriff Harry S. Truman at the Twin Peaks Sheriff’s Department (call 555-9911) to find and arrest the then fugitive president! And while Yanukovych has reappeared, Killer BOB is still wanted since 1989.

Thanks to Tom Huddleston for pointing this out to Welcome to Twin Peaks. He wrote in a message: “Has anyone else noticed that the Yanukovych posters up all over Ukraine have used the outline and font from the Bob posters in Twin Peaks? I don’t know if it’s incredibly cool or incredibly creepy.

Have you seen this man? Victor Yanukovych
Wonderfully vandalized poster in search of Victor Yanukovych.

Oh yeah, if you’re interested, there’s a t-shirt available with part of the “Have you seen this man?” poster print.

Have you seen this man? t-shirt

Written by Pieter Dom

Founder and curator of Welcome to Twin Peaks since 2011. Bobsessed since March 1991.


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