Tag Archives: Bill Bernbach

status: iron crowns of glamour

…a large number of customers were indicating that they simply wanted no part of it. Money that used to go into the difference between a Detroit automobile and a functional means of transportation was now going elsewhere: into boats, swimming … Continue reading

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big ideas for the collective desire

by Art Chantry ( art@artchantry.com) when advertising and marketing began, it was a really simple proposition and contrivance. basically, you placed a sales item out there (a sign, a newspaper ad, a magazine ad, a billboard, etc.) that stated what … Continue reading

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mullin

A bit more on Willard Mullin: Mullin was not only the greatest sports cartoonist of his day, he was also one of the most talented artists ever to work in newspaper comics. His drawings are dynamic and full of energy … Continue reading

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friends in the fire

From Jonathan McIntosh. Quite Brilliant. Does remind me of the Prada Death Camp ( Tom Sachs ) and LEGO concentration camp ( Libera) from the Mirroring Evil exhibit in New York about a decade ago, which means Jonathan as a … Continue reading

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a baker’s dozen

It’s hard to believe, but H&H Bagels, the New York landmark is closing it store. It’s hard to say with precision the origins of the bagel, except that’s been an integral part of the NYC culture since immigration from eastern … Continue reading

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love bug: motoring to joy division

Flip me the peace sign.Ferdinand Porsche was the lead designer of the most mass-produced car of all time: the Volkswagen Beetle.Its a complex story of social engineering meeting valid practicality.¬† There are few pop culture consumer products that can equal … Continue reading

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Gecko as Avatar to the All Consuming Self

Q What is your favourite current campaign? A GEICO. How can you not love its cheeky green spokes-gecko? He has helped the company rise to become the third-largest car insurance company in the U.S. His posh Down Under accent sets … Continue reading

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Conspicuously Inconspicuous Consumption

”But these advertisements, most of them, are something else, too. They are treasures. For one, they are important artifacts in our culture. Woe betide future anthropologists and historians who try to trace the American experience without pondering what, exactly, it … Continue reading

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We Are Advertis'd By Our Loving Friends

Art of Persuasion as enunciated by Shakespeare in King Henry VI, Part lll. Bill Bernbach, one of the pioneers in the golden age of print and television publicity is credited with¬†ushering in the “creative revolution” in advertising beginning in the … Continue reading

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