William 'WEG' Ellis Green
WEG is best known for his premiership posters of the winning teams of the Victorian Football League (VFL) Grand Final for the Weekend Herald.
By 1966 Green's posters had become so popular that The Herald started producing and selling them after the Grand Final and continued to sell around 100,000 copies each year
Proceeds from all WEG posters were given to the Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne particularly for the Good Friday Appeal, and raised over $2 million dollars.
William Ellis Green OAM (12 August 1923 - 29 December 2008) signed his cartoons WEG grew up in Essendon. Torn between becoming an architect or a cartoonist after leaving Essendon High School, he studied architecture because his mother warned: "You'll starve if you're a cartoonist."
In 2001 WEG received the Medal of the Order of Australia for his services to art as a cartoonist and illustrator, and to the community, particularly through the Good Friday Appeal of the Royal Children's Hospital.
❊ Web Links ❊
→ William 'WEG' Ellis Green
The Playground Pop-Up At Fed Square
Popping up at Fed Square this summer, the Playground is the perfect pit stop on a family day out over the school holidays. The Playground is decked out with ..
Things to see, hear & do this weekend
Weekends are precious. Two days to do what we please. All day Saturday and Sunday to chill, fill and party to our hearts content. No city does it better than ..
→ Page Editor