Met Life, say it isn’t so.
You’re dropping Peanuts as the spokes characters for your brand?
Snoopy and the gang can sell anything…plus, your timing couldn’t be worse.
The popular comic just released a new feature film, and a weekly cartoon series is coming to television at the end of the year. Not to mention a new book (that I wrote) which is being released November 1st.
If I saw the Met Life folks, I think I would probably say:
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Tagged advertising, books, Charlie Brown, comics, entertainment, Humor, Met Life, Movies, Peanuts
Posted in Advertising, Art, Food, Humor
Tagged advertising, art, cereal, Cheerios, crayon, design, food, Froot Loops, Humor, pun, toucan
Chelsea Market has displayed fabric wings on one interior wall so tourists can fancy themselves real photographers.
Works for us locals, too.
Posted in Art, Design, Friends, Humor, New York City, Photography, Shopping
Tagged art, Chelsea Market, design, fabric, friends, Humor, New York City, photography, shopping, tourist, wings
Seen on board a Lego recreation of the USS Missouri at Catigny Museum
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Tagged Catigny, history, Legos, Missouri, museums, sailor, ship, toys
Pantone, the leading authority on color and color trends, just announced the Color of the Year for 2016.
There are two: Rose Quartz and Serenity.
Pantone says these shades reflect society’s ‘search for peace and tranquility.’
I think someone on the selection committee is having a baby.
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Tagged art, baby, color, design, Humor, life, Pantone, peace, rose quartz, serenity, skeptical, tranquility, trends
There was an ad in the subway today for the latest exhibit at the Museum of Sex, entitled Hard Core: A Century and a Half of Obscene Imagery.
It’s not that difficult for me to imagine that such pictures exist, especially at this particular venue. But for the museum itself to use the word obscene to describe the art it displays seems like an argument against its own credibility.
Then again, you do have to pay to get in…
So I guess the marketing department knows what they are doing.
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Tagged advertising, art, commentary, entertainment, Ew York, hard core, Humor, life, Museum of Sex, subway, transportation
Chalk drawings on the sidewalks of Manhattan have gotten more professional and more prevalent in the last year.
But I’ve never caught a chalk artist ‘in the act’ until today.
I know lettering is an art unique to each hand, but I was curious how they made the colors so saturated.
The secret? Water. They dip the chalk in water.
I was kinding expecting something…more.
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Tagged art, chalk, design, Humor, life, New York City, saturated color, sidewalk, water
These cacti — the print, to be more accurate — are hanging in my hotel room in San Antonio.
I find them oddly comforting.
They are quiet without being lonely, and the sunset colors suggest coolness instead of heat.
I wonder if they would notice if I took it?
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Tagged art, Business, cacti, cactus, desert, hotel, Humor, picture, print, San Antonio, travel. decor, weather
I have discovered someone who is as big a fan of candy as I am.
Yes, it’s possible.
Dick Close, a graphic designer and illustrator from Cincinnati, had a booth at the Francisco’s Farm Arts Festival in Midway, Kentucky. The artist also enjoys watercolor, and his favorite subject matter is candy and popsicles.
I totally get that.
My favorite painting was of these three red gummy bears.
But I think you’ll find his entire portfolio is a sweet treat.
By the way, I did ask the artist if he eats the candy when he is finished painting. He said no.
He has talent and self-control that I will never know.
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Tagged art, candy, children, Cincinnati, design, Dick Close, edible art, fan, Foods, Francisco's Farm Arts Festival, graphic designer, gummy bears, Humor, illustrator, Midway Kentucky, popsicles, portfolio, subject matter, sweet treat, Travel, watercolor
Sometimes life is chaotic, and it’s nice to have a sense of order…
Even if it is only in your fruits and vegetables.
Brittany Wright is a photographer based in Seattle who is teaching herself to cook ‘anything and everything’ and, lucky for us, is documenting her efforts on her very colorful, very orderly Instagram account.
Here’s a peek at some of her artwork.
I feel more zen already.
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Tagged art, blood oranges, Brittany Wright, chaotic, cooking, cooking lessons, design, fruits, Humor, Instagram, Internet, life, line 'em up, orderly, photography, pineapple, rainbow chard, Seattle, sense of order, vegetables, zen