André Cassagnes, Etch A Sketch Inventor, Is Dead At 86

Here’s to the man who shook up the toy world.

André Cassagnes

André Cassagnes, a French electrical technician who invented Etch A Sketch, a iconic drawing toy that was known to be one of the top 100 toys of the 20th century, died on Jan. 16. He was 86.

The toy went on to great acclaim. It’s limitations gave it glory and one shake is all it took to get rid of our transgressions. For many of us, it was an first time experience in mechanical drawing. As for pre-digital kids, it was something on a screen that had a mesmerizing proposition and that we still remember to this day that shaped our childhood.

Etch A Sketch

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