The Advertising Artwork of Dr. Seuss

Advertising artwork of Dr. Seuss - Bock BeerBefore becoming a ground-breaking children’s author, Dr. Seuss illustrated ads for a number of companies, including Ford, General Electric, Standard Oil, and NBC. The University of California San Diego houses the Dr. Seuss Collection, which includes examples of these advertising illustrations, and they recently scanned the collection and made it available online.

For more on Dr. Seuss’ career beyond his well known children’s books, check out The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss, Dr. Seuss Goes to War: The World War II Editorial Cartoons of Theodor Seuss Geisel, and The Seuss, The Whole Seuss, and Nothing But the Seuss: A Visual Biography of Theodor Seuss Geisel. (link via Jordon Cooper)

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