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Milton Glaser teams up with Mad Men

10 Mar

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If you are not familiar with  Milton Glaser now is the time to catch up. Mr. Glaser was extremely prominent in advertising graphics during the 60’s and 70’s The champion of “instant recognition” his bold statements have become iconic.

2-milton glaser logos - Google Search - Google Chrome 3102014 105102 AMHis minimal approach created some of the most familiar logos in the world of advertising, many of which are still in use and as fresh today as they were decades ago.1-milton glaser - Google Search - Google Chrome 3102014 104939 AMThere is no mistaking the psychedelic influence of the late 60’s, hence the new partnership with the creative crew who are responsible for the production of  Mad Men The series became extremely popular due its depiction of the goings on in a high powered advertising agency. A cross-generational success due to the number of Baby boomers who remember it well and the 30 somethings who still can’t believe that smoking , drinking  and fraternizing was common place during work once upon a time. I really miss those days of press type, hand done layouts and cocktails for lunch.

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Time and fashion move on, as it must for Mad Men as well. It will be interesting to watch the Sterling agency move forward into the past. The question is. How far can they go? Will they push into the 70’s? and what happens when they are asked to take on the publicity for big shoulders of “Dynasty” in the 80’s.

The New York Times Article, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/07/arts/design/mad-men-enlists-the-graphics-guru-milton-glaser.html

Milton Glaser….http://www.miltonglaser.com/

Mad Men…http://www.amctv.com/shows/mad-men


Fashion names star in Apple Mac’s 30-years ad

6 Feb

Mac celebrates 30 years with a creative approach, designers endorse the infinite possibilities of the tool in thier art. 3D printing is changing everything.  Thanks to Fashion and Mash

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Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen is one of several fashion creatives to star in a new ad from Apple, a spot filmed using a series of iPhones over the course of just one day.

1.24.12, as it’s called (for the day it was shot), is a celebration of 30 years of the Macintosh. When the Mac was introduced, it promised to put technology in the hands of the people, Apple says, launching “a generation of innovators who continue to change the world”.

Van Herpen is seen in her Amsterdam studio working on one of her elaborate creations at about 43 seconds in. While many fashion designers work on a Mac these days, she is one of a few who also turns her ideas into reality using a 3D printer.

“Iris van Herpen initially saw the computer as a strictly two-dimensional environment. For someone who often begins the creative…

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Shop Local

30 Nov
It’s not that I dislike the big box retailers, I readily admit that I adore stores like Ikea and Target, it’s just that I am very committed to small owner operated shops. My entire career is due to local retailers. In this Christmas display I let it rip, for two reasons, Number 1, I have been doing Ernesto Custom Tailors for 20 years and have a part in their success, Number 2, they are located in my old hood. South Street Philadelphia.
I have a soft spot for South Street, it played a large part in my life. In the 70’s it was in decline, an all but completely abandoned neighborhood facing destruction to make way for a cross town expressway. That is until the “art” crowd in due to cheap rents. South Street was the first example of what happens when the creative set takes over. Those years saw a wonderful mix of residents and a sense of community, that made the hood prosper again. It’s been 30 years and the street has seen many changes, both good and bad, but it’s still there and I had something to do with the fact.
Ernesto pre-dates the decline, they are the original residents. This year I decided to take a stand with a statement window, for them and South Street and me.



The Bear and the Hare, John Lewis Christmas Ad

27 Nov
It is refreshing to see that a few retailers, can produce a wonderful ad campaign. John Lewis the British store has put together a beautiful series.
The commercial uses a unique animation style that combines traditional 2D hand-drawn animation, stop frame, and 3D model made sets.The story is set to a cover of Keane's 'Somewhere Only We Know' performed by Lily Allen. This is now available to download from iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/somewhere-only-we-know-single/id736799683

VIntage Window Display

13 Sep

As a follow up to the previous post, here are some shots of displays from the 70's some designed by the famous trimmers of the day…It was the turning point in retail merchandising and display.



A bit of Kitch for Kitchenette…

9 Nov

After four exhausting days of merchandising Kitchenette, we are ready for Christmas. My penchant for the slightly off-color tag lines has been fully realized, with some help from Anne Taintor,The shop has carried her products since the beginning, her sense of humor interfaces with mine, completely. Our location and city dwelling customer loves it. Nothing is as effective as a good laugh and Anne never fails to do so.  

More Kitchenette here    http://www.flickr.com/photos/vori52/sets/72157631966997126/

Mirror,Mirror…Who’s the Chicest One of All

6 Mar

I would love to have one of these in my closet…

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Triumph has partnered with augmented reality technology provider Holition to offer shoppers at Selfridges in London, the opportunity to virtually try on its new collection.

Through the ‘Fantasy Mirror’, women can see themselves wearing items from the Triumph Essence line, without removing a single item of clothing. The mirror uses a motion sensor camera that scans anyone standing in front of it. Infra-red technology then creates an accurate 3D reconstruction of the environment, facilitating a female avatar with real-time movement.

Jonathan Chippindale, CEO of Holition, said: “The Fantasy Mirror demonstrates how 3D virtual reality solutions can be used to develop the consumer experience. We have integrated elegant design with innovative technology to give female shoppers something they have never seen before. The mirror is not an alternative to trying-on clothes, but an additional shopping experience. Consumer expectations are constantly changing as technology evolves and Holition is proud to support this…

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I Must Be Dreaming..Pick a Cause

16 Nov

This was us...remember?

Is it possible that sanity is returning to America?  The latest news that a protest group has formed demanding that Kim Kardashian be removed from the E network makes me ecstatic. As I approach my so-called “Golden Years” I have found myself longing for the 60’s again, perhaps it’s nostalgia and maybe the passage of time has had me don rose-colored glasses, but the return of social upheaval is an exciting prospect. The cycle is repeating, it’s time for change again.

“I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore” [a favorite of mine, “Network” the best] It’s no secret that the last few years have generated a number of issues that are easy to dislike, even for the most complaisant among us. The last weeks events have provided a few more, a few days ago it was the Wal-Mart crowd organizing against the exploitation of Thanksgiving and today I see the utterly worthless Ms. Kardashian is at the center of still another protest [love this] over her trashy behavior, whether real or scripted she creates a miserable role model for young women. This may be the undoing of vapid, “entertainment” and wanna be “designers” All my favorite causes are lining up,I’m for looking for recruits, let’s make a list, I love lists, pick a cause

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  • Penn State University and the utterly unconscionable act committed condoned by Joe Paterno that was supported by his “cult” College footballs undoing, it’s about time.
  • The “Occupy” protests. Represent a far-reaching dislike and mistrust of our corrupt banking, investment and corporate enterprises. Hooray!
  • The outcry against the behavior of republican hopeful Herman Cain, What a Farce, anyone who dons a pimp hat deserves the fruits of what he sowed. He’s a Republican? Good!
  • A personal fav is the uncovered donations to Rick Santorums campaign by Urban Outfitters CEO Richard Haynes made public by Milly Cyrus, YOU GO GIRL! the boycott YES!
  • Trouble is brewing on Madison Ave. over the validity of “Branding” as retail returns to pretty display instead of billboard sized semi clothed adolescents. THANK GOD!

If you think of any I missed please let me know, now for the perennial favorites;

  • Global Climate change and those who believe we have nothing to do with it
  • The Catholic Church, Amen
  • The demise of “Made in the USA”, ie China and our lust for dollar stores
  • Partisanship and our useless Senate and House of Reps, all steeped in entitlement
  • Legalizing  Marijuana, for every purpose
  • Fox News and everyone who works there
  • All the Republican candidates, especially the Bachman’s
  • Texas
  • Taxing the Rich
  • The Rich period
  • Our infrastructure
  • War for world domination…
  • Gay rights
  • Mexicans and the border..they have stopped coming anyway, Mexico has a better economy than us.
  • The Island of plastic trash floating in the Pacific ocean.
  • Puppy mills and the senseless killing of wildlife
  • The right to bear arms…
  • Jobs
  • The Euro and Greece
  • The Bush administration
  • Insurance Companies,thanks Rene

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Have I missed any?  so “The Times they are a Changin”  get out your poster board and magic markers its time to Protest! Just like we used to. Accept the fact that the changes we brought about in the 60’s were abandoned somewhere in the Greedy 80’s and the boomers like you and me are to blame. I feel young and energized! Pick a cause it’s time to do it again.Want to see where the next protest is? visit….http://protest.net/

A post from Fashion and Mash

17 Sep

F and M’s top ten video fashion campaigns…Some really edgy images..heres the link.http://fashionandmash.wordpress.com/2011/09/17/a-pick-of-the-best-aw1112-campaign-films/

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