July 1, 2020
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A revolutionary illustrator, graphic designer, art director, visual philosopher and co-founder of New York magazine. A moment of silence please for Milton Glaser who died of natural causes on June 26, 2020, his 91st birthday. Four characters, scribbled in red crayon on a scrap of envelope: I ♥ N Y In 1977 in the backseat of a…

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ESPN Audio Extending Brochure | Print Design, Marketing Collateral, Direct Mail, Interactive Mailers | Barbour Design

A 500 bpm Brochure

June 26, 2020
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Only we’re not talking about beats per minute, we’re talking big promotional momentum. The unique format of this brochure provided readers with an interactive high-impact presentation of ESPN Audio’s 500+ properties. What first appeared as a postcard, actually tripled in size and transformed into a six-panel brochure as hidden panels were pulled out of each…

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Custom Sports Trivia Game ESPN | Tactile Marketing, Custom Games, Unique Sales Materials, Promotional Gifts, Package Design | Barbour Design

The ESPYs Air Tonight

June 21, 2020
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Airing tonight on ABC, the ESPYs will celebrate the year’s best in sports. As athletes, performances and moments all become a part of sports history, we’re reminded of a fun ESPN Sports Trivia card game we produced awhile back. The custom game provided an interactive, competitive and fun way to showcase the wide span of…

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S'more Kit Mailer Disney ESPN Media Networks | Tactile Marketing, Creative Mailers, Promotional Kit, Curated Corporate Gift | Barbour Design

Gather Around the Bonfire

June 1, 2020
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It’s Summer! As we look forward to getting outdoors, going camping and sitting around the bonfire, we are reminded of a favorite project from 2018. The s’more kit was a fun mailer that Disney & ESPN Media Networks (DEMN) sent to content distributors to enjoy with family and friends, just like their portfolio of networks. Whether…

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Casamigos Tequila Gift Mailer Adidas ESPN | Tactile Marketing, Corporate Appreciation Gifts, Thank You Mailers, Package Design | Barbour Design

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

May 5, 2020
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Grab a margarita, it’s Cinco de Mayo! Speaking of margaritas, here’s a fun project from our archives. Back in 2017, we produced a high-end gift mailer for ESPN to send to individuals on the adidas marketing team in appreciation of their ESPYs partnership. Each mailer included a bottle of Casamigos® Tequila Negro, one of the…

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Pivot Television Participant Media Upfront and Digital Media Kit | Presentation Design, Digital Design | Barbour Design

Already ahead of the upfronts

April 30, 2020
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It’s upfront season. But, unfortunately, due to Covid-19, several cable and streaming outlets had to cancel their presentations. As networks explore alternative ways of showcasing their programming and advertising opportunities, it occurred it us that we had already tackled this challenge back in 2016 when we developed a digital upfront presentation and online media kit…

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ESPN Multicultural Puzzle Kit | Tactile Marketing, Custom Branded Merchandise, Custom Illustration, promotional gift | Barbour Design

No Missing Piece Here

April 22, 2020
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Now that jigsaw puzzles are all the rage thanks to the Covid quarantine, we thought we’d share this fun project we “put together” for ESPN last year. There was no missing piece to the puzzle when it came to creating ESPN’s Multicultural Puzzle Kit. The key message the sales team wanted to communicate was connection—fans,…

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Common Thread: Modern Embroidery of Victoria Villasana

May 5, 2019
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The Royal Family is all the rage lately, and we recently came across some intriguing artwork of Queen Elizabeth… beautifully woven colorful thread over a simple black and white photo. Upon further investigation, we discovered a treasure trove of incredible works by Mexican textile artist Victoria Villasana. The unexpected can be powerful in art, and…

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Noir Princesses

October 24, 2018
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Disney characters are so ubiquitous in today’s popular culture that they are sometimes the subject of a less wholesome narrative (as seen here and here). In his series Noir Princesses, San Diego-based illustrator/artist Astor Alexander explores Disney princesses in a darker light. These highly stylized portraits harken back to mystery novels and films of the…

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