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Button 004-A: Cartoon Factory studio (1973) Kitchen, Poplaski, Loft


Button 004-A: Cartoon Factory studio (1973) Kitchen, Poplaski, Loft
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    4-A. Cartoon Factory (1973).

    The self-portraits by (left to right) Peter Poplaski, Denis Kitchen and Pete Loft foreshadow the 1975 cartoonist set. These three artists formed the core of a commercial art studio (a division of Krupp Comic Works) called the Cartoon Factory. Based in Milwaukee, it served corporate clients such as Schlitz, Allis-Chalmers, The Milwaukee Journal, The Chicago Sun-Times, Playboy, concert promoters, etc. and income it produced helped subsidize the less stable "underground" business of Krupp.

    This button, as the prominent phone number suggests, served as a mini-portfolio and calling card for active and prospective clients (it was Kitchen's theory that people would throw away a business card but not a cool button). The button number "4" appears in the small white circle beneath the phone number. When the studio moved from the city to the hinterlands, an updated version was produced (see button #61). Diameter 2.25 inches. $3.00

    One note, for serious button collectors, you may want to read the KSP BUTTON TEXT which explains the numbering systems for identifying the various buttons produced over the last 30 years, or see the COMPLETE KSP BUTTON LIST. The list is VERY long, so be patient while it loads.


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    Button 004-A: Cartoon Factory studio (1973) Kitchen, Poplaski, Loft

    4-A. Cartoon Factory (1973).

    The self-portraits by (left to right) Peter Poplaski, Denis Kitchen and Pete Loft foreshadow the 1975 cartoonist set. These three artists formed the core of a commercial art studio (a division of Krupp Comic Works) called the Cartoon Factory. Based in Milwaukee, it served corporate clients such as Schlitz, Allis-Chalmers, The Milwaukee Journal, The Chicago Sun-Times, Playboy, concert promoters, etc. and income it produced helped subsidize the less stable "underground" business of Krupp.

    This button, as the prominent phone number suggests, served as a mini-portfolio and calling card for active and prospective clients (it was Kitchen's theory that people would throw away a business card but not a cool button). The button number "4" appears in the small white circle beneath the phone number. When the studio moved from the city to the hinterlands, an updated version was produced (see button #61). Diameter 2.25 inches. $3.00

    One note, for serious button collectors, you may want to read the KSP BUTTON TEXT which explains the numbering systems for identifying the various buttons produced over the last 30 years, or see the COMPLETE KSP BUTTON LIST. The list is VERY long, so be patient while it loads.

    $3.00