This 1980s Black Flag skateboard commercial features graphics created by Raymond Pettibon, who is also well known for drawing Black Flag Album covers. FYI, if you're not familiar with his stuff, Pettibon is a prolific artist who also has a huge body of work unrelated to Black Flag. I love these skateboard designs and the dude sporting a monster mask in the commercial.
Where's the Beef? Time to Make the Donuts. Rule #1 of marketing is brand allegiance. Ronald McDonald, though quite a scary character, had nothing to do with hamburgers and everything to do with children. Two commercial series that debuted in 1984 are seared into my brain. Yes, the series, images and words live on, cliché-like… READ THE REST
E. Bryant Crutchfield, the Mead paper executive who created the Trapper Keeper, has died of bone cancer. He was 85. The iconic binder became so popular in the 1980s that, according to the company, as much as half of all US middle and high school students owned one. From the New York Times: Just as… READ THE REST
This Time-Life: Mysteries of the Unknown TV commercial from 1989 is a true blast from the past. The full 33-book set (subscribers got one book a month for $12.99 plus shipping and handling) goes for $475 on ebay. Incomplete sets sell for a lot less, though! I would love to own a set! Here are the… READ THE REST
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Sometimes, the holidays sneak up on us. You have to buy someone a present, but you don't know what to get them — and of course, there's the fear it won't show up on time to be under the tree Christmas morning. That's why our Last Chance sale is an excellent opportunity. It provides great… READ THE REST