The Iconic Work of Mad Men: Four Spots that Changed the Conversation

Mad Men finale, brand development, brand engagement, top-performing TV commercials,

With thoughts still focused on the Mad Men finale, the time felt right to focus on four ground-breaking commercials, and how they impacted big brands and advertising.

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A Light at the Museum

Museum of the City of New York, Paul Rand, brand design, opinion and commentary, design criticism

It’s been a long time since I have visited the Museum of the City of New York. I went specifically to see the excellent, and highly inspirational exhibit – Everything is Design: The Work of Paul Rand.

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Eggs by Design

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A designer’s guide to egg decorating

That beautiful, simple egg – with its blank canvas – has become a focal point for imaginative art and marketing. Printing inks and design tools serve as the inspiration for these design-inspired holiday eggs. Clever and greatly designed by all.
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Pi Day in Gotham

Pi Day 2015 poster, 3.14.15, typography, worldwide celebrations, Pi to its millionth decimal point, infinite mathematical sequences, poster design,

Pi Day is celebrated on 14 march (3.14) around the world for obvious reasons. Since I love numeric sequences and occurrences, today’s Pi Day celebration is extra special – the date corresponds to the first four digits after the decimal point. This won’t happen again for another century.

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Celebrating the artistry of Pinocchio @75

groundbreaking animation techniques, Disney team artists and designers, drawings, storyboards, animation cels,

On 7 february 1940, Pinocchio, Walt Disney’s second animated feature, premiered at the Center Theatre in New York City. The story of course, is familiar: Woodworker Geppetto’s wish to have a real boy is fulfilled as his creation, the wooden puppet Pinocchio, proves himself to be brave, truthful, and unselfish. The film was considered a financial failure at the time.

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