A World of Characters: Advertising Icons from the Warren Dotz Collection [SFO]

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As a big vintage advertising icon nerd, I was thrilled when author and popular culture historian Warren Dotz (Meet Mr. Product, What a Character!) pinged me to tell me about his new exhibit at SFO. Yes, his new exhibit titled A World of Characters: Advertising Icons from the Warren Dotz Collection is showing at the San Francisco International Airport. If you weren’t already aware, the airport is home to the SFO Museum.

This show was curated by SFO Museum’s Tim O’Brien who selected choice pieces out of Dotz’ impressive collection of “over three thousand American and International iconic advertising spokes-character figures, promotional artifacts and 1960s-80s product packaging.” Dotz’ site reports that there are “20 large vitrines brimming full of advertising mascots accompanied by video kiosks and colorful poster art.” I think you will agree that this a must see!

Here’s a peek:

Presented by SFO Museum

Presented by SFO Museum

Not traveling anytime soon? Not to worry, the exhibit is in the pre-security area which means you can go any ol’ time to check it out. No flight required.

SFO International Terminal
Departures – Level 3
June 28, 2014 – January 04, 2015

Warren Dotz

Thanks, Warren Dotz!

exhibit photos via SFO Museum, author photo via Warren Dotz