Category Archives: Design

Fine Art for Only 49 Cents. A Brief History of the U.S. Postal Service Christmas Stamp.

November 1, 1962, was a Banner Day for the United States Postal Service On a blustery afternoon in Philadelphia, then Postmaster General J. Edward Day, led a dedication ceremony for what would be the first of the USPS’ official Christmas … Continue reading

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European Vacation – A Griswold’s Graphics Tour.

Took a trip in March across the big pond to Europe. It was a whirlwind sightseeing extravaganza with stops in London, Dublin, Paris, Florence and Rome. Whilst everyone is taking selfies or snapping shots of historic landmarks and whatnot, I was … Continue reading

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Let’s Hear it for the Color of the Year. Or Not.

                        The color gods have spoken, at least those at Pantone. In a press release issued in December, Pantone, the global color authority, announced PANTONE®18-1438 Marsala, “a naturally robust … Continue reading

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All Grown Up

All Grown Up is a sideways glance at product trends aimed at young(ish) adults.             While watching a history program the other evening with my two young children, a commercial break came on with a spot for a … Continue reading

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How Economic Theory Can Affect Your Next Campaign

            Consumers tend to make up their minds about products and services based on the last thing they heard about them. If you think this is too simplistic or you’re dubious, please take a minute … Continue reading

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