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Sun-Maid Raisin girl, Betty crocker, Aunt Jemima, and Mickey Mouse go get makeovers


The Sun-Maid Raisin girl (Read all about her and see the real girl) was recently spotted with an interesting make-over in a television advertisement. As far as I understand, the new girl will only be seen on tv/video advertisements. The logo on all the packaging will stay the same.

It is common for companies to constantly update and edit their branding with the times. If the company is looking to sell their products, they will make all kinds of changes in order to fulfill that goal. They are selling to the general public, and will do what it takes to attract them. Am I telling you something you didn’t know??

Here are some other interesting Makeovers from Classic brands of the last century


Mickey Mouse in his new 3d rendering for a new computer game gets really angry looking. Why would they do that? Is it cool to be angry? I don’t like this direction.


Aunt Jemima. In my opinion, the make-over is well done. The face is totally different but yet the image and feelings it evokes are the same. Cute mother-aged lady who looks like she knows how to make a good pancake.


Betty Crocker, I guess she still looks like a good cook. Picture source.


Baskin Robbins Ice Cream, No facial image here, just a simple recognizable graphic logo. The number 31 nicely hidden in the more lively B and R. They couldn’t think of that any sooner?! That is pretty cool. “31 flavors…a flavor for every day of the month.” I think their newest logo portrays what they do the best. It’s fun and it’s creative. So is their ice cream.

“A family business. They started out in separate ventures at the advice of Irv’s father. In 1945, Irv opened Snowbird Ice Cream in Glendale, California. His store featured 21 flavors and emphasized high-quality ice cream sold in a fun, personalized atmosphere. A year later, Burt opened Burton’s Ice Cream Shop in Pasadena, CA. By 1948, they had six stores between them. This concept eventually grew into Baskin-Robbins.

Read about their history here and see what their old store sign looked like.

Between now and December 4th – One Prize A Day!!

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Photoshop Mag – Cover Image Contest over £4,000 worth of prizes! (Apprx $6600 USD)


Advanced Photoshop has teamed up with to offer you the chance to appear as a cover artist on a future issue of the magazine., the leading royalty-free stock site, has supplied ten fantastic images for you to use to create a stunning image for the front of Advanced Photoshop magazine.

Whether you’re into matte painting, illustration, photomanipulation, digital painting or any other Photoshop skill, your task is to take any of the supplied images and turn them into a fantastic cover.


Four winners will each receive:

  • Their image on the cover of Advanced Photoshop magazine, Issue 65
  • £500 cash
  • £500 credits

That’s a prize fund totalling £4,000, (apprx 6600USD) not to mention worldwide exposure in Advanced Photoshop magazine.


Closing Date: November 23 2009 – Good luck everyone!