Mixmasters | Year In Review | Chicago Reader

Mixmasters 

Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe

The 1996 version of Betty Crocker is a computer-morphed composite of 75 different women, designed to make Betty more ethnic, less waspy. Over the years, Aunt Jemima has moved in the opposite direction--shedding her trademark bandana, straightening her hair, getting a nose job. Perhaps when General Mills and Quaker Oats merge to control the baking aisle, so too will their advertising minions...

Art accompanying story in printed newspaper (not available in this archive): Betty Crocker morphed into Aunt Jemima photo manipulation by Daniel Sinker.

Support Independent Chicago Journalism: Join the Reader Revolution

We speak Chicago to Chicagoans, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Our reporters scour Chicago in search of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. Stay connected to our city’s pulse by joining the Reader Revolution.

Are you in?

  Give $35/month →  
  Give $10/month →  
  Give  $5/month  → 

Not ready to commit? Send us what you can!

 One-time donation  → 

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories