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October 22, 2008

Etch A Sketch

The Etch A Sketch has been a doodle phenomena for over 50 years. I still remember moving the knobs left/right and up/down for hours, only to end up with simple squares and stick figures.

We've recently discovered the work of Rick Nuanez or Mr. Etch A Sketch, a prime example that practice makes perfect. Rick explains on his interview with how without any drawing experience, he picked up an Etch A Sketch and started creating these highly detailed drawings. We uncovered an entire world dedicated to this wonder of a toy, from videos and a flickr group to pages like those of the Etchasketchist.

Below is a video by George Vlosich III, considered the world's best on the toy.
And of course, an Etch A Sketch flickr group that houses over 220 images and asks one simple question: Can you rock the knobs? Etch


Etchasketchist Posted Oct 22, 2008
Not to quibble, but the Ohio Arts Etch-a-Sketch didn't become a doodle phenomenon in the United States until the holiday season of 1960. So technically it's only been around for 48 years.

Etchasketchist Posted Oct 24, 2008
Rick Nuanez is "Mr. Etch-a-Sketch". But he's not the Etchasketchist. I am. I drew that Ben Bernanke, not Rick.

Hugo Posted Oct 27, 2008
I just fixed the reference so it should all be more clear. Sorry for the confusion.


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