doggie diner

doggie diner, san francisco, ca

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Doggie Diner Designer Died

Harold Bachman, 84, the advertising artist who dreamed up the Doggie Diner heads, died Oct. 1st in Santa Rosa, Ca. In 1965, Bachman sketched the concept for the happy, rotating dachsund head to promote a restaurant, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. The roadside icon, which once flourished in the Bay Area and was immortalized in Zippy the Pinhead comic strips, today can only be seen in one public place. In January 2005, a restored Doggie Diner head was added to the median strip of Sloat Boulevard near Ocean Beach in San Francisco. [10/12/2005]