I’m so happy to announce that my project Iowa Gifts & Souvenirs won Gold American Advertising Award. This is my third award from the AAF (American Advertising Federation)! The annual black-tie dinner gala and awards presentation was held on February 20 in Dubuque, IA (USA). The American Advertising Awards, formerly the ADDY, is the advertising industry’s largest and most representative competition for creative excellence.
It looks like a new marketing trend… At least two well-known brands use the concept of “Do It Yourself” projects made by their social media followers and website visitors. Both Hermès and Moleskine encourage their fans to take a break during a busy day and play with paper, glue and scissors. Why are they doing that?
Great sources of typography inspiration can be found everywhere! Even over a hundred years later, these vintage lottery tickets look so charming and intriguing…
“I am made Independent in disposition and am willing to fight my own battles . . . Life is a battle in which I am going to win or die.” (F. A. Miller)
He was the owner and chief developer of the Mission Inn in Riverside, California. His energetic lobbying efforts resulted in bringing the Citrus Experiment Station, the interurban street car system and the Opera House to Riverside. This man, who had little formal education and never held an elected office or learned to drive a car, succeeded where many others had failed. His name was Frank Augustus Miller. Continue reading
Vintage cocoa tins, chocolate boxes, trading cards, magazine ads, promotional fans and shop signs… This charming exhibition at the Mingei Museum (San Diego) tells us the story of a company that was, for years, the largest and most prominent chocolate maker in the U.S.