Monday, April 18, 2011

Brothers on the father's side

I guess I tend to take iconography as if it had always been there.


And not the work of a flesh and bone person.


I had no clue that Coca Cola's Santa Claus and the Quaker Oatmeal Man were brothers on the father's side.


That neat chair Santa is sitting on is a pretty good indicative of his creator's influences, though. I'm so drawn to midcentury scandinavian design and so addicted to Coke that it never stop making sense, does it?

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Coca Cola image from here. Quaker image from here. Sundblom image from here.

2 comments:

ajg-jane said...

I should have seen the resemblance!

Julia said...

It becomes obvious after you know it, doesn't it?

Thanks for dropping by!