Vintage Advertisements for Modern Services
Aug22

Vintage Advertisements for Modern Services

Synergy is an important design concept that is brought up frequently on this blog and inside FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising classrooms. For those who do not know, synergy is defined as “the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual elements.” For example, we recently wrote about the effectiveness of negative space in logo design...

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Entertainment Design Wed: ‘Newsweek’ Planning a Retro ‘Mad Men’-Themed Issue
Jan25

Entertainment Design Wed: ‘Newsweek’ Planning a Retro ‘Mad Men’-Themed Issue

Newsweek is paying homage to 1960s graphic design in its upcoming March issue, from the typography and layout to the advertising, to promote the fifth season of AMC’s award-winning Mad Men series, according to Ad Age. The Mad Men-themed issue, scheduled for March 19, will include a feature on the role of advertising in U.S. culture and a cover story on the series– a drama surrounding intriguing fictional advertising pros during the...

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