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Viral Marketing- the good,the bad, & the ugly

Viral marketing campaigns use mystery, fun, and often, deception to help create buzz for a new product. Sometimes such campaigns succeed; sometimes they backfire. Let’s take a look at these cases and try to see what they did right and wrong. Court TV “Hi Steven,” it began, cheerily enough. “Do I have your attention now? […]

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Featured Designer: Chris Rubino

About Chris Rubino: Chris’s works have been exhibited in Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and the U.S. He recently has created designs & illustrations for such clients as The New York Times, Banana Republic & The NY Public Theater. Rubino’s work has been strongly influenced by his screen-printing background making limited edition posters for bands such […]

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DVD Packaging with HANDS

Horror films love hands in their movie posters and DVD artwork. Hands can show struggle, pain, anger, and desperation. And as we all know, hands are used to slice, chop, and strangle among others.  Here are movie posters and DVD artwork that use HANDS. Of course, we’ll start with Psycho. _____________________________________________________________ Unified Manufacturing is a custom […]

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CD Packaging: ICARUS Carnivalesque

Artist:Icarus Title: Carnivalesque Label: Not Applicable Year: 2005 Designer: Ollie Brown, Sam Britton Carnivalesque’s CD packaging is a great example of anti-design. They used discarded albums of other artists then scribbled and erased info on each page with a black marker pen. Its presentation is meant to intrigue and confuse.  It makes us think about […]