Sriracha Popcorn by The Oatmeal

Matt of The Oatmeal really likes Sriracha. So much so, that he recently caught the attention of food company/bacon enthusiasts J&D’s, and they’ve teamed up to bring us Sriracha Popcorn.

Rather than just pouring rooster sauce all over the bag — as Matt may have been tempted to do — the recipe is a well-balanced mixture of salt, pepper, garlic, and sriracha. And, the label is courtesy of The Oatmeal. Available at The Oatmeal Shop here.


When Dr. Seuss Was In Advertising

Before he introduced us to Sneetches, the Lorax, and green cuisine — Dr. Seuss was a typical corporate drone, illustrating ads for major companies. Using his unmistakable style and sense of humor, Theodore Seuss Geisel tried to convince us that we needed Schaefer Beer, Ford Motors, and Holly Sugar — long before he was selling us on the idea of a cat in a hat, or tiny universes on clovers.

The Dr. Seuss Collection, housed at the Mandeville Special Collections Library at the University of California, San Diego, contains many examples of Dr. Seuss’s advertising artwork. The library has scanned a selection of these advertisements for greater access. Besides promoting the Standard Oil companies Flit and Esso, Dr. Seuss’s creations have hawked such diverse goods as ball bearings, radio promotional spots, beer, and sugar.

[Check out more here, via Nag on The Lake]

Craft Beerds, A Collection of Beer Labels Featuring Beards, Sideburns, and Mustaches

If you like your beer crafty, and your label a bit scruffy, Craft Beerds belongs in your library. The book is a collection of craft beer label art from over 175 breweries, featuring facial hair in its many different forms.

From mutton chops and goatees, to the good ol’ beard and mustache combo — the book celebrates the art of the beer label, while revisiting some long forgotten and underappreciated face décor.

The book is currently in development on Kickstarter, and you can follow the latest Craft Beerds news on their Facebook page.


Breakfast Mascot Alphabet

Our ABCs have never been so fun and sugary. Artist Mike Boon brings us Breakfast Mascot Alphabet, showing a letter-shaped version of some of our favorite characters from the cereal aisle. Nice work showing Quisp and Yummy Mummy some love.

And, if you have trouble recognizing some of the more obscure mascots, or mom never let you have sugar, a handy guide can be found here.

[link, via Laughing Squid]

Will Work on Food, Ketchup T-Shirt

Will Work on Food is a Threadless t-shirt brought to us by artist Phil Jones. Although, it’s hard to imagine that ketchup couldn’t find work. It must be catsup.