Monday, October 15, 2012

25 Years later, and He's Still Lost

Let's be honest, I still have the original three Waldo books memorized. If finding Waldo was a full-time job, I'd want it to be mine.

To celebrate Waldo's 25th birthday last month, Newsweek put out this fantastic Waldo fun fact filled inforgraphic. Inspired by the cute Newsweek graphic, I headed to wikipedia to find out more about the striped, un-super hero. 
British illustrator Martin Handford began drawing crowds when he was 5 years old. It can take up to eight weeks to draw a two-page crowd sketch. He first added Waldo to the scene in 1986 when an art director suggested he add a focal point. The first Waldo book was published in 1987 as Where's Wally in the UK and Where's Waldo in the US and Canada. 

Since then, Handford has created an assortment of friends and enemies for Waldo, and has inspired a TV series, a comic strip and a series of video games.
5th grade Halloween—we were a family of Waldos!

I'm disappointed to say, there's a Where's Waldo App for the iphone, but there doesn't appear to be one for android users. That's the first downside to getting the Galaxy 3S rather than the iPhone5 thus far!

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