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?


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


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!