Color your own Whitman Kid!
Here's a large uncolored layout of the Whitman Kid that I created for fun.
To my creative Flickr friends: How about a coloring contest? Feel free to download this image, color it however you like, upload it to your Flickr stream and then post it as a reply here. Do whatever you want with it, but just be respectful to the Whitman Kid. :-)
Instructions: Click on "All Sizes", then "Original", then download the original picture. Use your favorite program and color however you want. Save your image and upload it to Flickr. Then on your image, click on "All Sizes", then "Medium". Copy that HTML code that appears under the picture. Come back HERE, post a reply and paste in that HTML code and hit SAVE. VOILA!!
This should be familiar looking to kids from the '70s & '80s.
I'm calling this guy the Whitman Kid. This smiling face was the logo for Whitman Publishing Company from 1968 until at least 1990, as far as I can tell.
The Whitman Kid appeared on a multitude of children's puzzles, books and comics during that era.
You can read the Whitman Kid article in my blog here: wafflewhiffer.blogspot.com/2007/12/whitman-kid.html