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For the British footballer see Ted Drake; for the physician see Theodore Drake

Theodore "Ted" W. Drake (September 2, 1907 – May 25, 2000) was an American cartoonist, graphic artist, and sports artist known for his two iconic creations, the Notre Dame Leprechaun and the Chicago Bulls basketball team logo.

Drake is probably best remembered for the creation of the Notre Dame Leprechaun, for which he was paid $50. The Leprechaun was first used on the 1964 football pocket schedule and later on the football program covers. An immediate success, the Leprechaun was featured on the cover of Time magazine in November 1964.

In 1966, Drake designed the iconic logo for the Chicago Bulls basketball team. Again, he was paid $50 for a logo which went on to earn millions of dollars in licensed merchandise and apparel.

In the early 1950s, Drake was the main graphic artist for the Kukla, Fran and Ollie television puppet show, creating its opening titles along with album covers, newsletters, advertisements, and even Christmas cards.

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  • The Spindrift Cartoons: 1943 edited by Matthew H. Gore (Ellendale: Tennessee, 2008).

For the British footballer see Ted Drake; for the physician see Theodore Drake

Theodore "Ted" W. Drake (September 2, 1907 – May 25, 2000) was an American cartoonist, graphic artist, and sports artist known for his two iconic creations, the Notre Dame Leprechaun and the Chicago Bulls basketball team logo.

Drake is probably best remembered for the creation of the Notre Dame Leprechaun, for which he was paid $50.[citation needed] The Leprechaun was first used on the 1964 football pocket schedule and later on the football program covers. An immediate success, the Leprechaun was featured on the cover of Time magazine in November 1964.

In 1966, Drake designed the iconic logo for the Chicago Bulls basketball team. Again, he was paid $50[citation needed] for a logo which went on to earn millions of dollars in licensed merchandise and apparel.

In the early 1950s, Drake was the main graphic artist for the Kukla, Fran and Ollie television puppet show, creating its opening titles along with album covers, newsletters, advertisements, and even Christmas cards.

External links

Sources

  • The Spindrift Cartoons: 1943 edited by Matthew H. Gore (Ellendale: Tennessee, 2008).
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