Before coming up with the slogan “Utz Are Better Than Nuts!” for the real-world Utz potato chip company on Mad Men, Don Draper and his crew had to study the competition, like this ad for Beech Nut or this one with Andy Griffith for General Foods.[...]
How about this for a new publishing model? The Buenos Aires publisher Eterna Cadencia has started to publish books made with disappearing ink. Once you crack open the cover, you have two months to finish the book, or else you’ll be staring at a blank page.[...]
Ron Unz may be best known in California for his unsuccessful bid for governor in 1994, but he’s actually a bit of a renaissance man. A theoretical physicist by training, Unz is chairman of a financial services software firm and publisher of The American Conservative magazine.
He’s also an open access media geek.
Multi-award winning German design collective URBANSCREEN specializes in large-scale projection on urban surfaces. Their first great international success was “555 KUBIK – How it would be if a house was dreaming,” a brilliant media installation using the façade of the Kunsthalle Hamburg.[...]
For my money, “I don’t necessarily agree with everything I say” tops the list of Marshall McLuhan-isms, followed closely and at times surpassed by “You don’t like those ideas? I got others.[...]
This weekend, Mike Wallace died at the age of 93. As The New York Times observes in its obit, Wallace was “a pioneer of American broadcasting who confronted leaders and liars for 60 Minutes over four decades.[...]
I feel your pain, brother, I feel your pain….
Now a semi serious question: How long until someone buys the url newyorkertyranny.com? We’ll keep an eye on it.
More Culture Around the Web (all previously aired on our Twitter Stream):
Here’s Your Brain on Fiction
Steven Spielberg Talks About the Influence of Stanley Kubrick.
Some of the big websites are going black today to protest SOPA, the Stop Online Piracy Act, that has been winding its way through Congress. We’re going to handle things in our own way — by illuminating the matter with a little intelligent media.[...]
Eve Arnold, one of the pioneering women of photojournalism, died Wednesday at the age of 99.
Widely known for her photographs of Marilyn Monroe and other celebrities, Arnold just as often photographed the poor and the unknown. “I don’t see anybody as either ordinary or extraordinary,” she told the BBC in 1990.
One last Steve Jobs’ remembrance seems completely fitting for our site. You’re probably familiar with Apple’s famous “Think Different” advertising campaign from the late 1990s, and particularly the legendary TV commercial that featured 17 iconic figures: Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King, Jr.[...]