Sunday, August 12, 2007

The real Mr. T

How exciting (to me, anyway) to discover that a pencil manufacturer employed a cartoon spokescharacter. Meet Mr. T, who represented Dixon Ticonderoga pencils.

I found this image (from a 1957 magazine ad) in Warren Dotz and Masud Husain's Meet Mr. Product (San Francisco: Chronicle, 2003).

comments: 2

Anonymous said...

here's a competitor mascot

"marty the mongol"

https://www.google.com/books/edition/Drafting/WYhRAAAAMAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=%22marty+the+mongol%22&dq=%22marty+the+mongol%22&printsec=frontcover

Michael Leddy said...

A part of Mongol history I didn’t know about. Thank you! There’s just enough of the Snippet View to see Marty in person.