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Who is Barbie? A little history of the World’s Most Famous Doll – Barbie
In March 1959, a doll named “Barbie” launched onto the American toy market, sporting a black-and-white striped bathing suit, pouty red lips and a sassy blonde pony tail. The leggy, 11-inch plastic figure—full name: Barbara Millicent Roberts—was the first mass-produced toy doll in the U.S. with adult features. She would go on to become one of the most iconic playthings in history.
Barbie was the brainchild of Ruth Handler, co-founder (with her husband Elliot) of the toy company Mattel, Inc. Inspired by watching their daughter play with make-believe paper dolls of adult women, Handler realized there was an unfilled niche in the market for a toy that allowed little girls to imagine the future. Barbie’s appearance was modeled after a doll named the Bild Lilli, which had been inspired by a German comic-strip character. Originally marketed as a racy gag gift that men could buy in tobacco shops, the Lilli doll later became extremely popular with children. Mattel bought the rights to Lilli, and Handler created her own version.
For decades to come, Barbie continued to evolve with the changing times.
The best selling Barbie doll was the 1992 Totally Hair Barbie, with hair all over the body.
The Barbie Logo Evolution
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The current Barbie logo was designed using a cursive font, which is apparently hand-drawn and there seems to be no existing font that closely matches it. The font used for the old Barbie logo (used from 1991 to 1999), however, is very similar to Barbie Medium.
You can download Barbie Medium font for free here.