Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A mascot for GMO cereals?

boingboing featured this art piece, which is a combination of 16 different classic cartoon mascots for kids' cereals from Kellog, Post and General Mills:

Considering that transgenic corn, wheat and other plants plants are now common in our processed food supply, the idea of combining silly rabbit, frog, pirate and leprechaun genes to create a novel mascot is pretty damn timely.

According to the artist: "Some may complain he's a grotesque abomination of nature, while others may claim copyright infringement, but what no one can deny is that looking at him makes one more hungry and willing to ingest things than ever before."

It also makes you want to figure out who all 16 characters are. Can you name them? No cheating.


  1. Trix rabbit
    Pop? (one of either snap, crackle or pop)
    Captain Crunch
    Tony the tiger
    The cheerios bee
    Toucan Sam
    Corn flakes rooster

    That's all I've got.

    Incidentally, I don't see anything for lucky the leprechaun, unless he wears glasses. and I can't figure out why there is a flower on its crotch.