Campbell’s Soup Kids

Let’s take a moment to focus on the kitschy, cutesy iconic marketing creations of Campbell’s.

Brace yourself…here they come…
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The Campbell Kids have been selling Campbell’s Soup since 1904 when Grace Wiederseim Drayton, an illustrator and writer, added some sketches of children to her husband’s advertising layout for a Campbell’s condensed soup. The Campbell advertising agents loved the child appeal and choose Mrs. Wiederseim’s sketches as trademarks. -Source

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I’m not sure what prompted Ms. Drayton to draw them as if they were hopped up on too much Adderall, but they certainly make an impression.

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Yes, they are staring right into the recesses of your soul, burning a hole in your brain…

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The dolls are equally terrifying, yet I’d kind of like to have one (or two). I will leave them staring at unsuspecting guests when I step out of the room.

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7 Responses to “Campbell’s Soup Kids”

  1. Reblogged this on winterdominatrix and commented:
    This was creepy enough to share. ;)
    Happy Friday!

  2. I think they should be reassigned to promote Botox. Any thoughts on that?

  3. They all have the SAME FACE! Arrrgghhh!

  4. Holy mother – those dolls are creepier than Chucky! I DO love the vintage drawings though. Those kids have a lot of problems ;)

  5. Carrie Filetti Says:

    I used to collect these…one of my many collections. I might still have a couple things floating around in boxes.

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