#120 - 1950/60's Christmas cards.
A festive offering as we sign-off for the holidays.
Hope you all have a fabulous Christmas and a very merry New Year - see you on the other side!
And if you do find yourself browsing the internet on your new ipad, or pretending to work on your laptop to escape from the relatives, have a look through the rest of our reference box
- it'll keep you 'busy' for hours.
Our friends at Sell! Sell!
have been beavering away on a new campaign for Drambuie
- A Taste Of The Extraordinary
. The campaign launches worldwide next year but in the run up to Christmas Londoners are getting a little preview.
We are loving the ads (above), they have such a timeless look that oozes sophistication. Simple yet beautifully weird. Sell! Sell! set out to create imagery that reflected the uniqueness of the drink - a whisky liqueur made from a blend of aged Speyside malt whiskies, spices, heather honey and herbs. Imagery that created intrigue and curiosity.
To create that classic feel, photographer John Ross shot the ads on large format film (yes, that does still exist - just!) and it really makes a difference.
There's so much attention to detail in these ads, that it's the behind the scenes pics that really had me intrigued - seeing how all the elements were shot to create the right shadows and perspective, how the floor was made and how the drip was added. Just see for yourselves...
Great work guys, please post up more behind the scenes pics.Images copyright Sell! Sell!
#119 - Vintage meat cuts leaflet
from, 'the most extensive - Curers of Bacon & Hams in Europe'
, Denny's. I'm guessing here, but I think it dates from the mid 50's. The cuts of meat are really well illustrated and they're all number/letter coded so you can cross reference which part of the pig each cut comes from.Henry Denny & Sons Ltd
. were an Irish meat curing company started in 1820 in Waterford who expanded during the late 1800's opening pork processing plants in Denmark, Germany and the US. They are also credited for patenting many production methods for bacon and helping the development of the Danish bacon industry.
This leaflet was used to advertise local butchers who stocked their meat. 'Denny's Star brand' with it's trademark star graphic (seen on the front of this leaflet - top) was their brand established purely for the UK market.
According to Wikipedia "Denny’s sausages receive a mention in James Joyce’s Ulysses - ‘And a pound and a half of, Denny’s sausages…The ferreteyed porkbutcher folded the sausages he had snipped off with blotchy fingers, sausage pink’ and the company also claims to have invented the skinless sausage in 1941"
For more vintage ephemera and paper goodies, have a root through the rest of the reference box
Our final Christmas cards are packed up with their envelopes and ready to ship!
As with the 'Mince Pies
' and 'Holly
' designs the 'Christmas Pudding' cards are available here
in packs of 10 - so what are you waiting for!
We're loving the cartoons our friends over at Sell! Sell!
have started posting - funny little anecdotes of life in an ad agency (or most ad agencies!).
There's only been two so far, but we're hoping they'll keep doing more. Here's the first one
if you missed it.
Thanks Sell! Sell! for making us chuckle.