Posts Tagged: vintage illustration

Cereal Comics

Cereal ads in old comics are quite fun to read, as they reflect their TV counterparts on Saturday mornings (do they still have Saturday morning cartoons anymore?). I found these three in an old The Flinstones with Pebbles Gold Key comic (#22, 1964). My favorite is the Lucky Charms ad, but look how boring the box is! (Speaking of cereal boxes, check out these Jay Ward inspired designs.) I don’t know who drew these comics, but I’m researching who the cartoonists are. Man, I would so love to have that job drawing cereal ads.

That one kid in the Lucky Charms ad looks suspiciously like a chipmunk.

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Ephemera Collection – “Christmas Magic”

Here’s a holiday themed post! “Christmas Magic” is a 16 page pamphlet put out by 3M (Scotch tape) on creative ways to wrap presents. The booklet and it’s content is unremarkable save for the small spot illustrations of Santa Claus in various poses. Not sure when this was published, possibly the late 60s or early 70s. I’ve made a montage of the illustrations below.¬†Happy holidays, everyone!

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