I was always envious of those artsy types who were whizzes on this ingenius toy.
The Etch A Sketch is the epitome of good old-fashioned damn awesome non-digital toys. Like Lego. Or Barrel of Monkeys. Great for a sugared-up five-year-old, great for a liquored up 45-year-old. I was always envious of those artsy types who were whizzes on this ingenius toy.
Happened across a cute little animated short made by Christoph Niemann. With an Etch A Sketch. It tells the story of Andre Cassagnes, the French electrician who created the Etch A Sketch. Pretty clever...
Mr. Cassagnes died in early 2013 at the age of 86. I can think of no greater animated tribute.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.