Found this vintage Bubble Gummers shoe box the other day (didn't buy it), but thought the artwork on it was pretty cute 'n funny and worth snapping a few photos of. I'm not at all familiar with this brand of children's footwear, but apparently Bubble Gummers is still around, though the kooky lil retro kid mascots (and their cat) no longer seem to be part of the marketing. Digging around online I even found a couple of foreign language, animated 80's commercial spots HERE!
Artwork looks like it was "inspired" by Bud Blake's comic strip, TIGER.
Yeah, there's definitely some Bud Blake going on here. And a dash of the Peanuts animated models (especially in those all-important shoe parts). That's the ticket though--take form the best. These guys are great! Especially the versions on the box.
Never heard of this either, and the artwork got reused -- the other side of the box is the same two figures with one of them flipped! Very cute, though.
Kind of wish I'd bought this stupid box now... ahhh well.
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