Thursday, May 27, 2010

Doggie Diner

The very first thing I was drawn to last weekend as we headed into the fabulous Maker Faire was a trailer that had three of the iconic Doggie Dinerheads.

They were just sitting there being iconic, probably ironic at the same time, and beautiful in their own strange way. I thought maybe they'd be modded out to do something unexpected (this was the Maker Faire after all), but nope ,didn't seem to be anything other than decorative. Good enough for me, just getting this picture of the three dachsunds with their crisp little chef hats and cheery bow ties was a great blast from the past.
.Such expression for fiberglass. So many memories too, as there was one on the way to my grandparent's house. Every now and then if we began the begging and pleading early enough we'd stop and get a hot dog. But usually we'd be going to eat at my grandparent's house, so the question always was, "Didn't you eat enough of grandma's cooking?" Of course we had, but the lure of Doggie Diner was strong, stronger even than the competing Der Wienerschnitzel chain. All because of that rotating dog head. A vivid, textbook example of how marketing works!

More pictures of Maker Faire over the next couple of days to come...

1 comment:

Jan said...

I have never heard of these guys before. Cute. Nice memory, thanks for sharing. Also thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting today.