Tuesday, March 4, 2008

2001: Classic Superman Style Guide

Here's a pretty cool find. It's a style guide for a Classic Superman program. Those that don't know, Style Guides are just that guides with graphics for use on products that support the licensed program. So in this case it's the classic imagery of Superman and his pal Krypto.

Today I'm just showing a scan of the cover with this short description. The guide measures 6 1/2 inches x 11 inches, 16 pages including the cover, contains logos, graphic treatments, and character artwork for "The Man of Steel! As seen in the 1950's & 1960's". The size and shape is very comic like, yet the cover is of a much sturdier and glossier stock. The interior pages are also a nicer stock about 80 lb. with a gloss finish. The inside back cover includes a clear pocket for the included CD of artwork.

I plan on featuring some more from this and other guides I have in my collection (note: all from the past, as newer guides for newer properties are kept confidential) as I think these are pretty neat finds and it's fun to see kind of the inside of product development.


rob! said...

that is one cool cover.

Jon K said...

Hey, I didn't see that you followed up this one yet... as someone who owns a Krypto (see the blog entry at ), I'd love to see more of this style guide!


chunky B said...

Well not one to ignore a request, I'll get to scanning some images!

My basset used to watch that show, really. She would sit on the couch I would turn it on and she would stare at the T.V., so in my mind she was a Krypto fan! She even did the Halloween costume as well, thought not as detailed as yours!

Jon K said...

Well, it helps to have a white Boxer named Krypto to begin with... :)

I have a Superman costume for myself that I would wear with Krypto in his collar and cape for Halloween... unfortunately, I've put on a bit of weight in the over a year and a half since the last time I wore it (besides, at the rate I'm going, by the time I'm in shape enough to wear it again, I'll have to change the emblem and be the Earth-2 Superman, complete with greying hair!).

Looking forward to the scans!


chunky B said...

In the mean time check back on Monday, I've got the Krypto artwork from the disk and ready to go.