Friday, March 9, 2012

Book Review - The Great American Cereal Book

The Great American Cereal Book: How Breakfast Got Its Crunch

I don't really do many book reviews here at Studd, but as anyone who has ever posted out here can tell you, I'm a sucker for the odds and ends of late 20th century American life, and there really isn't much more All-American Odds and Ends, then the surgery goodness of breakfast cereal. And with that in mind I want to recommend just a fantastic little hard back by Marty Gitlin & Topher Ellis.

 The Great American Cereal Book, is a combination history and encyclopedia of American breakfast cereal, from it's earliest start in Battle Creek Michigan until the present day, filled with tons of information and trivia and loaded with beautifully shot photos of hundreds of classic cereal boxes.

It's just a good looking hardback, squat and thick, looking like a small box of the product it's talking about, and like I said above filled with beautifully laid out pages of photographs of cereal boxes, toy give aways, character sketches and more.

Gitlin & Ellis obviously love their subject and it shows on every page, and I highly recommend this book to any fan of commercial art, or even just looking for some great memories of youth.  The Great American Cereal Book, was just too fun not to share.

Just some of the cereals covered in this lovely volume

So go ahead, click the link, you'll be glad you did.

 The Great American Cereal Book

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