• Format: Hardbound
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  • Published on: 4/8/2014
  • ISBN: 9781608873586
  • Pages: 128
  • Trim Size: 5.25 x 6.75
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Dog Food for Thought Pet Food Label Art, Wit & Wisdom


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Product Description

When it comes to dog food, Americans are most familiar with a few iconic brands. But in the 1950s to the ’70s, there were scores of companies competing for the canine cuisine market through colorful label art and bold logotypes that enticed pet owners with promises of nutritious meals and meaty morsels for their furry best friends.

Dog Food for Thought is a colorful, quirky, one-of-a-kind gallery of pet food label art that showcases rare and visually engaging examples culled from the authors’ extensive archives. It’s been argued that we live in a dog’s world; these labels bring to life the joys of caring for, feeding, and walking our pets and remind us why we call the canine “man’s best friend.” Filled with exceptional commercial artwork, select quotes, and carefully curated words of wisdom, this book is the perfect gift for designers, dog lovers, and pop culture fanatics alike.

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Editorial Reviews

Bark: “Colorful, bold packaging from the golden age of advertising—think Mad Men meets Lassie."

Oh My Dog Blog: “A great conversation piece—set it on a side table, flip through, and laugh."

Modern Dog, featured in “Connie’s Book Club” section: “From the beautifully designed to the bizarre, Dog Food for Thought is packed with fascinating images of vintage dog food labels from the 1950s, 60s and 70s . . . peppered with wonderful quotes about our best friends. An extremely engaging look at the mid-century evolution of design and marketing filtered through a canine-focused lens.”

About the Author

Warren Dotz, M.D., Author: Warren Dotz is a collector of pop culture ephemera and the author of 11 books on advertising, design, and commercial label art. His commentary has appeared in Advertising Age, Adweek, and the New York Times Magazine. He divides his time between San Francisco and New York City.

Masud Husain, Co-Author: Masud Husain is a graphic designer, branding specialist, and avid collector of American advertising ephemera. He designed and coauthored the award-winning books Meet Mr. Product and Ad Boy with Warren Dotz. He lives in Albany, CA.