“Mother of the Mouse”: Graphic designer Isolde Schmitt-Menzel is dead
Born in Eisenach, the German federal state of Thuringia, the artist illustrated around 35 books and made sculptures out of bronze and ceramics, according to WDR. She lived for a long time as a freelance artist in Texas and southern France. She is best known for the creation of the orange cartoon mouse, which was first shown in “Die Sendung mit der Maus” in 1971. She had shaped her original and imaginative character through the first around 100 m…
“Sendung mit der Maus”: Graphic designer Isolde Schmitt-Menzel is dead
The “Sendung mit der Maus” has been inspiring children for decades. The orange title character was invented by the Hessian graphic designer Isolde Schmitt-Menzel. The “mother of the mouse” died at the age of 92.