Doggie Diner Designer Dies
October 6, 2005 10:49 AM   Subscribe

Harold Sherwood Bachman has died. Mr. Bachman was the designer of Doggie Diner's grinning dachshund, festooned with a bow tie and chef's hat that went on to become a Bay Area icon.
posted by fandango_matt (12 comments total)

Like many, I best knew his work through Zippy the Pinhead.
posted by allen.spaulding at 10:59 AM on October 6, 2005


I grew up 3 blocks away from the Sloat Blvd Doggie Diner. I loved that place when I was a kid.
posted by echolalia67 at 11:23 AM on October 6, 2005

For those of us who never heard of it, what's the Doggie Diner? A chain of hot-dog restaurants? Does it still exist, like Steak 'n' Shake?
posted by alumshubby at 11:47 AM on October 6, 2005

posted by TwelveTwo at 11:56 AM on October 6, 2005

echolalia67: 46th & Vicente represent!
posted by numlok at 12:33 PM on October 6, 2005

I'm going to host a hamburger vigil at the last existing Doggie Dinner Head in use on Sloat Blvd tonight at 9:30pm. My friend John owns three of them and said he might come down with them too.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 1:56 PM on October 6, 2005

29th & Yorba in da house!!
posted by echolalia67 at 1:58 PM on October 6, 2005

err...39th & yorba - typo
posted by echolalia67 at 1:59 PM on October 6, 2005

MiltonRandKalman: Click my "." (moment of silence) above. Hee hee.
I really wish I could make it out there tonight!
Pour a 40 for me...
posted by numlok at 2:51 PM on October 6, 2005

numlok says Pour a 40 for me...

More likely will dump out a Orange Frosty from the Carousel Diner for my homey.

Taking those things to NY and then doing a show in Times Square was awesome.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 3:34 PM on October 6, 2005

Damn. What a shame he died. His passage will be sorely missed - who else could better envision an enormous art-deco depiction of Dr. James Dobson's epic belt-whipping of a pet miniature Dachshund ?
posted by troutfishing at 4:46 PM on October 6, 2005

I last saw the mobile Doggie Diner head outside a Polkacide gig down on Sixteenth. Here's to Mr. Bachman!
posted by goofyfoot at 11:09 PM on October 7, 2005

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