No childhood toybox is complete without an Etch-A-Sketch. Invented by French electrician André Cassagnes in the 1950s, popularized by the Ohio Art Company during the 60s, and esteemed as one of the western world’s favorite toys ever since, it’s a true classic.
It’s not exactly the easiest of toys to use, however. Sure, it’s not too hard to sketch out a few squares or a few crooked lines, but actually producing a piece of art? Forget about it.
Or so you might assume. Unlikely though it seems, there are a number of artists for whom the Etch-A-Sketch is their chosen canvas -- and they’re unbelievably good. Check out some of their finest work.