Design of the Times: The Evolution of Brand Icons -- Part 1
Mar 22, 2012 - by Lester Brathwaite
Isn't it comforting to see a familiar face smiling back at you from a box of pancake mix, or a package of paper towels? But as anyone on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills can tell you, a face occasionally needs some spackling and shellacking over time to keep people interested. In Part 1 of this two part drunken ramble, we explore the changing looks of some famous brand mascots and icons. From Aunt Jemima' s roots on the plantation to Willard Scott's turn as Ronald McDonald, these icons have had Cher-levels of work done. Now let's turn back time.