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What a Character! exhibit at the USPTO

The Nationals Inventors Hall of Fame and Museum is located in the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) complex in Alexandria, Virginia. The USPTO is the modern repository and archive of America’s registration trademarks for product and intellectual property.



The exhibit design team has revamped  a wing of the museum dedicated to Intellectual Property Power. As part of that renovation I was invited to curate a newly constructed vitrine featuring iconic advertising spokes-characters.

I am pleased to announce the opening of What a Character! Advertising Icons from the Warren Dotz Collection, a mini exhibition of notable trademark characters and brand mascot figures and artwork.

The exhibit is free to the public and will be on display for one year (June 2017 to May 2018.) Many thanks to Sarah Humm and Amanda Tomasik from who collaborated with me on this project.