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01.13.10
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Often the repetition in advertising creates its own logic. Why is a tiger a better symbol for a brand of sugar coated corn flakes than a white seal? I like to think this character's name is "Frosty the Seal". (After all,
01.03.10
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I live within walking distance of the largest Sears on the west coast. The actual store may not be the largest but the Art Deco building that houses it was once the western distribution center for Sears. This 10 story
01.01.10
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Normally, I try not to pay too much attention to commercials because they are usually uncreative and banal. As well, most commercials are directed and produced by people that have too much focus on the financial bottom
11.02.09
Advertising
by Troy
October 25th visited the New York City High Line saw the Diane Von Furstenberg store with color-changing windows saw the Assume Vivid Astro Focus exhibit at Phillips de Pury & Company via the High Line saw the Gansevoort Hotel saw the
10.31.09
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In 2005, a Brilliant Red A3 disappeared from Audi’s Park Avenue showroom, an event that drew considerable public response, brought two million visitors to AudiUSA.com, and contributed to the sale of 1,025 Audis in the 90 days that followed. Even more
10.29.09
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Life is full of opportunities to experience art. The notes below are reflections on five instances in October when I chose to show up. Please feel free to tell me about your events or suggest things that I could see or
06.14.09
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As I have discussed in previous blogs, artists have often played a key role in shaping the fashionable body ideal throughout history. During the 1930s and 1940s, pinup illustrators such as Alberto Vargas and George Petty hepled popularize the glamourous bombshell
06.09.09
Advertising
Golconda (1953) by René Magritte (The Sony Bravia ad is directed by Frank Budgen) It is so rare to find a work of advertising that manages to rise above the banality of the grey marketplace in which it
06.03.09
Advertising
by Arty
We all know what the deal is with the current economic situation within the U.S., kinda seems to be used as an excuse or a quasi-new 'concept' for a lot of artists and designers these days. However- in response to it,
05.28.09
Advertising
Fashion illustrator Rene Gruau was born Renato Zavagli Ricciardelli on Fenruary 4, 1909 in Rimini, Italy. Gruau relocated to Paris as a young man in 1924. From the mid-1930s until the outbreak of World War II his graphic gouache and watercolor
05.28.09
Advertising
With an established editorial design background, art director, web / graphic designer Natalia Grosner has recently moved into the world of packaging, marketing and advertising. Grosner’s work features fresh colors, illustrative fonts, and a playful aesthetic. Paying respects to all her
05.25.09
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Since I may, allow me to introduce, Erwin Olaf. Any artist would feel inadequate looking at his genius. I balance the feeling of inadequacy by reminding myself that he is from the ever open Netherlands, and so his creative mind has
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