News & Notes

The Atlantic meets Mr. Product


Steven Heller is a contributing writer for The Atlantic, the co-chair of the MFA Design program at the School of Visual Arts, and the co-founder of its MFA Design Criticism program.

Steven and Warren discuss Meet Mr. Product and consumers’ love for advertising characters. Read more here.

Mr. Frank wishes you a Happy 4th of July!


Mr. Frank, anthropomorphic smiling sausages and other wiener dogs can be found in Mr. Product: The Graphic Art of Advertising’s Magnificent Mascots 1960-1985.

Warren Dotz and Mr. Product in Print magazine


Michael Dooley is the creative director of Michael Dooley Design and teaches Design History at Art Center College of Design and Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He is also a Print contributing editor and writes on art and design for a variety of publications.

Michael and Warren talk about Mr. Product, vintage fireworks labels, and other formerly unheralded American product packaging. Read more here.