Saturday, September 22, 2012

Etch A Sketch

Just for fun on a Saturday afternoon...

Awesome Etch-A-Sketch Art

(written by Mike Smith)


No childhood toy box is complete without an Etch-A-Sketch. Invented by French electrician Andr√© Cassagnes in the 1950s, popularized by the Ohio Art Company during the 60s, and esteemed as one of the western world’s favorite toys ever since, it’s a true classic.

It’s not exactly the easiest of toys to use, however. Sure, it’s not too hard to sketch out a few squares or a few crooked lines, but actually producing a piece of art? Forget about it.

Or so you might assume. Unlikely though it seems, there are a number of artists for whom the Etch-A-Sketch is their chosen canvas -- and they’re unbelievably good. Check out some of their finest work:

By J. Gagliardi
 By George Vlosich III

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