Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dr. Seuss: Mad Man?

Did you know that before he gained fame by drawing Star-bellied Sneeches and a Cat in the Hat, Theodore Seuss Geisel earned a living as an advertising illustrator? His artwork seems weirdly out of place for those of us who might more readily expect his signature style on a can of Who Hash than on a bag of Holly Sugar - but even geniuses have to pay the rent. Dr. Seuss's 17 year working relationship with products like Flit bug repellent supported his family through the Depression and paved the way for his later success as an author. Here are few images from his Mad Men days, and click over to Fast Company to see an entire gallery.

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