Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fruit Of The Month - #7: Mr. Sketch Markers

Here's my Fruit Of The Month post for November 2010 -- a whole host of fruit friends from Mr. Sketch water color markers!

Technically, this product is not a fruit, of course, though most of the markers are fruit scented. A few are non-fruits, as you'll see. The Sanford company made this Mr. Sketch box in 1998. Sanford was nice enough to give us a mascot for each scent, making this piece a real bonanza of advertising mascots!

Here's the box front:

Mr. Sketch - 1998

Here's the box back:

Mr. Sketch - 1998

Here are close-ups of the mascots from the box back:

Mr. Sketch - 1998

The scents are Licorice, Cherry, Blueberry, Mint, Mango, Apple, Melon, Orange, Lemon, Grape, Cinnamon and Raspberry.

There are some other groovy, non-fruit, Mr. Sketch varieties shown on the box back. Big thumbs up for the great soap mascot!

Mr. Sketch - 1998

I don't have much information on the history of these. I believe this box style goes back to the early 1990s. The Sanford company was absorbed by the Newell Company in 1992, which is now called Newell Rubbermaid.

This box design from 1998 is obsolete, though I don't know when it was re-designed. The current box has only one mascot - the watermelon guy, which you can see here.


  1. I LOOOOVE Mr. Sketch markers! Cherry and Mint are my favorites. In elementary school we used to just sit there sniffing all the different markers. If you get a chance, here's a post I wrote a while back all about my love of the scents of Mr. Sketch markers!

  2. I had some of these in 3rd grade. The smells were intoxicating; I remember abandoning schoolwork just to sniff them. I literally forget all about these for years until I saw this post.

    Oh, and I can't be the only one that's amused by the bear representing cinnamon. Maybe I'm missing the correlation?


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