Current Sketchbook Theme: NRA ’66
Dining establishments named in the 1966 National Restaurant Association member directory. Sketches from 2002.
Haitai Confectionery: Ad slogans and product descriptions awkwardly translated from Korean to English. Sketches from 2001-2002.
Andy's Yearbook: Quotes taken from autographs in a 8th grader's middle school yearbook.
Sketches from 2000.
Dissatisfied With the Vehicle: Quotes taken from transcripts of conversations between a market research firm and various dissatisfied car owners.
Sketches from 1999-2000.
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Tag Archives: Unknown Artist
Apparently, Yoda’s Big Boy was one of the earliest Shoney’s restaurants. It later merged with Lendy’s, also of Salem. Back when it was Yoda’s competitor, Lendy’s was simultaneously a Big Boy and a Kentucky Fried Chicken. Confused? That makes two … Continue reading
Another unknown artist. Why can’t I remember these people? I’m not sure when the Berkeley location closed, but the last Ground Cow (in Penryn, CA) ceased operation just a couple of months ago. Their Facebook page is still up, with … Continue reading
New sketchbook theme, as promised. These are restaurant names I found in a 1966 edition of the National Restaurant Association member directory. The Association still exists, but no longer publishes a list of members. Dante’s Furnace seems to be long … Continue reading
I feel like I ought to know who drew this, but neither the drawing style nor the signature are ringing any bells for me. I’m pretty sure it says J. Meyer, but I’m not even 100% sure about that. UPDATE: … Continue reading
I’m going to assume that “pudae zzigae” is a variant spelling of the stew more commonly romanized as budae jjigae; and that this product was a powdered, just-add-water version of said stew. I can’t find any evidence of it ever … Continue reading
I honestly don’t remember who drew this. If you recognize the style or the signature, drop a comment so I can give the artist credit! This one’s unique for the fact that it’s continued on the other side of the … Continue reading