Tuesday, April 23, 2013

There's that little guy again!

Last November (here), I posted a few late 1950s car ads from the Lorain Journal that featured a little clip art guy that's the current mascot – "Ed" – of Ed Tomko Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Avon Lake. Whoever designs the ads for Ed Tomko puts the vintage mascot in all kinds of amusing situations. (Most recently he was dressed like the Easter Bunny.)
While trolling through rolls of microfilm at the Lorain Public Library recently, I noticed that the little mascot appeared in more than just auto ads. Here he is (above) in an April 1957 Lorain Journal ad for Peter Chula, a Lorain painting contractor. (To learn more about Peter Chula, click here.)

I still like the idea that a piece of 1950s clip art is finding new life in the 2010s.

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