The Amazing Advertising Artwork of Dr. Seuss

A post over on The Millions tipped us off to this fantastic treasure trove of ads that Theodore Seuss Geisel illustrated for major companies like NBC, General Electric, and Ford long before he would become a famous children’s book author later in life. Click through for a slideshow of some of our favorite examples of his advertising artwork — many, illustrations which feature earlier versions of his most beloved characters — that we pulled from the University of California, San Diego’s incredible Dr. Seuss Collection.

Schaeffer Bock Beer advertisement, Dr. Seuss Collection, MSS 230, Mandeville Special Collections Library, UCSD