Arts and Entertainment

Waldo Turns 25

Waldo, pictured here at a fashion runaway show, at the age of 25.

Happy Birthday Waldo!

Regardless of whether you think he is a bold adventurer/ vagabond or confused fashion-impaired hipster who has the proclivity for getting lost in vast crowds, Waldo has undoubtedly left his mark on pop culture. He is the subject of over seven books and has inspired an entire clothing line. He is the brain child of British illustrator Martin Handford, and the fictional representative of a brand that now spans books, television, video games, and more.

Growing up, I adored the Where’s Waldo? books. Nothing was more fun than hunting for his iconic red and white-striped shirt amongst the vast shifting chaotic crowds. As I grew older, my interest in Waldo admittingly faded, but was occasionally renewed by YouTube gems such as this:

If that ever became a feature-length film, believe me, I would be attending the midnight showing. Ultimately, happy birthday Waldo, here’s to another 25 years of looking for you!


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