The Etch A Sketch inventor, André Cassagnes, died in 2013. While his name might not be well known, the man who had people drawing on the little red contraptions has touched millions of lives. From children sitting in the cars drawing the clouds to adults looking to make a perfect picture, the Etch A Sketch was part of people’s lives. On Sunday the New York Times offered a video tribute to the inventor who died in 2013.
Appropriately the inventor was honored by using an Etch A Sketch. From the lines of simplicity to the far more elaborate works of art, the viewers who get to see the video share the commonality of what made this toy so wonderful. The designer of the video tribute, Christoph Niemann, reminded the world how Cassagnes touched everyone.
The Etch A Sketch didn’t just find its way into the toy room, it went farther. Etch A Sketch invaded Hollywood too. The cameos in Pixar’s Toy Story series had kids, young and old, relishing a piece of childhood that connected everyone.