I googled a lot but couldn't find who's faces are behind the Nimrod stickers. Are they some popular faces?

here is the official Nimrod album art by Green day

  • Google found a claim they're Eisenhower & Roosevelt, but I've not found any accredited confirmation
    – Tetsujin
    May 1, 2017 at 18:56
  • Haven't you seen music videos popping triangles and eyes showing up😅
    – McGucket
    May 1, 2017 at 19:06
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    Yes. My initial answer remains unchanged.
    – Tetsujin
    May 1, 2017 at 19:07

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As explained in the relevant Wikipedia article:

After three art directors were rejected by the band and pressing was behind schedule, Green Day asked the help of Chris Bilheimer, a friend of Armstrong who had done covers for another group signed by Warner Bros. Records, R.E.M.. Having just the album title to work on, Bilheimer had some ideas, with the one that went through being inspired by a photograph Bilheimer saw, where a politician’s poster had had his face removed. He felt the image was "striking" and seemed to fit the band by featuring "a typical middle-age male, corporate politician American kind of guy, and someone had completely taken his identity away through vandalism." Following that line of thought, Bilheimer took an encyclopedia picture of men in suits and ties and put colored circles reading "nimrod." on their faces, "using that to take away the people's identity".

This information is sourced from the book Green Day: Rebels With a Cause by Gillian G. Gaar.

Some on Reddit claim the people in the pictures are Banting and Best, the discoverers of insulin, but I haven't found any evidence that proves this definitely. Though other pictures for each of them do seem to correspond with the available facial features, and it makes sense that their pictures would be in an encyclopedia.


The guy on the right is franklin gran Banting and I think the guy on the right is Charles best

  • Who was Franklin gran Banting? Charles best the Doctor?
    – McGucket
    Jan 17, 2018 at 11:55
  • @Jayden, could you add some sources to your answer, and as the OP requested, explain a bit more who the two of those men are? Mar 5, 2018 at 17:01

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