Octopus Monday: Crazy patent illustration for hotdog octopus

Idly Googling octopus-related design patents (What? It’s a perfectly normal hobby) I found this design for what seems to be an octopus hotdog (the assignee is listed as “Octodog Inc”) filed in 2002 by Edwin Suer and Laurence Begin.

I’m going to ignore the whys and wherefores of what makes two men patent an octopus sausage – mostly because that might lead to uncomfortable questions about what leads an art blogger to be searching for octopus sausage patents – and instead focus on the crazy/fascinating illustrations of said patent. They’re all in the typical utilitarian diagrammatic style, which somehow makes them even better:

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