August 16, 2008

Iconic Frankenstein

The Frankenstein Monster in its Karloff configuration rates as an American Icon in a dazzling picture book edited by fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and Madison Avenue legend George Lois. Not only that, but the image gets a significant cover spot, chosen from among over 350 images in the book, proof of how recognizable and ubiquitous The Monster is.

The image used features Boris Karloff as he appeared on a Bride of Frankenstein poster in 1935. The inevitable green complexion is iconic in itself: The Monster sports green skin in most of its pop culture manifestations.

The book, Iconic America, was published in November 2007. There's a short video about the book under "news" on the Tommy Hilfiger site.

With thanks to Rob Kelly, of All in Black & White for 75 Cents, for the heads up.

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Rob Kelly wrote a very entertaining and funny review of a Dell Comics Frankenstein adaptation from 1963.

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1 comment:

rob! said...

cool-o! you're welcome!