For me, as well as many others, the Internet is an endless space where I can become distracted for hours on end. My recent visual explorations have been through the world of packaging design. Being a person that thinks two dimensionally, the actual construction of the various pieces often baffles me. Wine label design has been one of my favorite categories to browse because I can’t imagine there are too many complications with the construction of these labels. Plus, what designer is not guilty of selecting a wine based purely on the aesthetic of the label?
Here’s a round-up of some of my recent favorites.
It was good to be back at the North American International Auto Show during industry preview days visiting our client, Clark Hill PLC. And it was encouraging to see that the reigning Detroit-based auto show was up to speed with more of the energy and excitement of new vehicles and new ideas that were missing a few years ago.
That was the cry of the older scouts of Troop 603, Stevensville, Michigan, on the first night of summer camp 1969, haranguing myself and a few other newbies into a hopeless and hapless wild-goose chase. Eager to earn our stripes and prove our boyhood, we darted off unsuspectingly into the deep, dark forest in search of this elusive creature. For those of you who have never been snipe hunting, I won't spoil the fun, only to say we spent a good part of the night and early morning lost and crying for our mommies, nearly carried away by mosquitoes.
Brazil’s most famous artist presents Brazil’s national drink.
My vote for best super bowl ad.
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Read LA Times article. And see all ads here.
Last Friday, I was invited to the Auto Show Charity Preview event. The city was, like the featured cars, electric.
Those of us in the marketing world are familiar with buzz words, those words that seem to find their 15 minutes of fame for whatever reason and infiltrate the media. With the state of the environment ever-present on our minds, the past few years have seen the “green” theme grow (pun intended) to fame. But, it was clear upon entering the awe-inspiring room at Cobo: Blue is the new term synonymous with environmentalism.
Attended the Brand New Conferenceon Friday, November 5, in NYC along with my colleagues Alissa, Thilo, and Laurenz. What a treat!
While passing Union Station in Washington D.C. this past weekend, I noticed the historic facade looked different than the previous day. Indeed, it had been illuminated with The History Channel logo and the Statue of Liberty. This new-wave billboard is for the upcoming series "America: The Story of Us". HISTORY teamed up with French lighting artist Lucette de Rugy of ArtLumiére to transform 3 historic landmarks with light: Union Station, Washington D.C.; Beverly Wilshire, Los Angeles; and Grand Central Terminal, New York.
We’ve all heard them by now, the infamous (and award-winning) Pure Michigan ads with that familiar local voice. Some think they’re a little too mushy, but, as they say, the proof’s in the puddin’ and Michigan.org is now the most popular state tourism site in America… and has been for 3 years in a row. My personal favorite is the Nicknames radio ad where "Treetown" and "A-squared" are mentioned, but now we have our very own ads celebrating Ann Arbor being original and full of flavor.
Just returned from a spring break trip to Italy with my daughter. Rome, Florence, Tuscany all in one wonderful whirlwind week. Way too much to document in this blog, but here are a few highlights.
This project has gotten a lot of publicity and for good reason. It completely stops you in your tracks. Would you buy the yarn? I’m not sure, but it definitely would out-compete on the shelves, and this time of year that makes a huge difference.
While doing the curbside recycling routine last week, I came across this message on a shoebox: This box is reversible and can be used for storage.
Pedal with your head. That’s the headline of the campaign for BIXI, a public bicycle sharing system launched last summer in Montreal.
Always on the lookout for all things Q, during summer retreats to the beautiful province of Québec, I’ve taken notice of the logo for Hydro-Québec.
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