Campbell's Soup II: Tomato Beef Noodle O's (FS II.61)
The Tomato Beef Noodle O’s soup can comes from the portfolio “Campbell’s Soup II.” What makes this print unique is the Noodle O’s title, it is not straight across in a simple font, like every other print found in the portfolio. Also the addition of noodle’s as the “O’s” makes the image more fun. With his Campbell’s Soup cans, Andy Warhol tried to replicate the label found in the store. With the dynamic graphic imagery and simple color choices, you can see Warhol’s background as a graphic designer and illustrator. All of the ten prints found in the “Campbell’s Soup II” portfolio came from his 32 Campbell’s Soup paintings produced in 1962. The ten chosen for the second print portfolio feature more unusual flavors, rather than tomato and chicken noodle, and all features some kind of unique design element, unlike the ten prints found in the first portfolio of Campbell’s Soup cans.