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More than 450 American ad characters, industry icons, and product personalities hailing from the 1950s, '60s, and '70s pack the pages of this vibrant, vintage collection.

The postwar economic boom launched a generation of charming, cheeky, and relentlessly cheerful critters and characters that found their way into our homes--and our hearts--in print, on television, and on packaging. Some took detours that reflected the times (Elsie the Cow was sent into outer space in 1958). Some were fashion victims who survived (remember hippy Hush Puppies, circa 1969?). And some are no longer with us (the Frito Bandito was finally brought to justice in 1971). These endearingly offbeat characters are as fresh and entertaining today as they were creatively inspired in decades past.

About the Author

WARREN DOTZ is a pop culture historian and the author of eight books on advertising art. As an authority on product label art, his commentary has appeared in Advertising Age, Brandweek, and the New York Times Magazine. He lives and works in Berkeley, California.

MASUD HUSAIN is a graphic designer, branding specialist, and avid collector of American advertising ephemera. He coauthored Meet Mr. Product with Warren Dotz. He lives and works in Albany, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580089845
Author:
Dotz, Warren
Publisher:
Ten Speed Press
Author:
Husain, Masud
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Advertising characters
Subject:
Advertising & Promotion
Subject:
Advertising characters - United States
Subject:
Commercial - Advertising
Subject:
Cartooning
Subject:
Business-Advertising
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
FULL COLOR
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
8.80x7.00x.55 in. 1.07 lbs.

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