The Mother of the Kewpies

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by Ruby Lane

In the early 20th century a dynamic young illustrator gave birth to her most famous creation, the Kewpies.

Krazy for Kewpies

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by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_image id=”38745″ size=”full” link_type=”custom_url” link=”https://www.rubylane.com/search?q=kewpie” target=”true” caption=”false” align=”left”] [/mp_span] [/mp_row] [mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”12″] [mp_text] Chubby and nude, with mischievous round side glancing eyes, a pointed top knot, starfish hands, and tiny blue wings, Kewpie was the brainchild of Rose O’Neill, an artist who had worked for a variety of… Read more »

The Role of the Doll in Advertising

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by Guest Blogger

    While the hit TV show Mad Men renewed interest in advertising, the practice was  popular long before Don Draper and Company shed a light on the profession in its sixties heyday. Archeologists have found evidence of advertising hundreds of years old, such as outdoor displays and attention-grabbing painted signs. Advertisements have been excavated from ancient Rome… Read more »

Evolution of the “Lifelike” Doll

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by courtney

When someone thinks of a “doll,” generally a lifelike baby doll in a carriage might come to mind – or maybe a smiling character doll resembling a real life young child. From as early as 600 BC, the goal for doll making was to make them “lifelike.” The earliest dolls were generally made out of… Read more »