The Evolution of Product Mascots

When you think of an iconic mascot, you probably think of America’s favorite auto insurance company mascot, the Geico gecko. While the Geico gecko has been around for quite a few years, there are a plethora of other product mascots that originated far earlier than the beloved reptile. From Tony Tiger to Chester Cheetah, almost every successful food brand has some sort of mascot associated with it.

Video Source

In this video, we will get the joy of seeing how today’s mascots started out way back in the day!

First on this list is Julio the Pringles Man. Most people don’t know that the Pringles mascot has a name, much less that in recent years he has gone through a vast transformation, gaining a mouth. Next, Cornelius Rooster is America’s face of corn flakes, making his debut in the 1850s. Cornelius Rooster used to be only black and white due to the age of printing he was created in. Back in the day, he even had his own colorful merchline and cartoon debuts! The Michelin man began as a more intimidating mascot, and the mighty Mr. Peanut has switched the side he wears his monocle on in recent years.


I’m Allison Febrey, editor of Art Magazine Online. After a few years too long in the cut-throat, competitive world of the New York City publishing industry, I decided to follow my passion and create an online magazine for modern artists around the world. This is a community site, if you’re an artist or just an art admirer, feel free to join the discussion!

Related Posts

Commercial lifestyle photography Opportunities

The photography career is full of unlimited potential. So long as you can offer captivating imagery, you will easily grab your audience’s attention, connect with new prospects…

Your Child Can Learn to Appreciate Art at Summer Camp!

Local summer camps provide a wonderful opportunity for children to explore and appreciate various forms of art. Engaging in artistic activities can foster creativity, imagination, and a…

How to Manage an Art Gallery

Managing an art gallery is a rewarding experience if you’re passionate about the arts and have a keen eye for detail. However, it’s also a challenging job…

Tips for Organizing an Outdoor Art Festival

Art festivals are a lot of fun for everyone, but only if they are set up properly. Check out this video to learn more! Video Source When…

How Can Art Be Therapeutic for People Who’ve Suffered Trauma?

Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience that can have significant and long-lasting effects on an individual’s mental and physical health. Many people who have experienced…

How to Create a Minecraft Server

Want to create a Minecraft server for you and your friends/family? All you need is a decent internet connection and a good PC as it’ll need to…

Leave a Reply