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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Not Your Grandmother’s Embroidery

October 2, 2018
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When one thinks of hand embroidery, a little old lady in her rocker with a wooden hoop on her lap sewing “Home Sweet Home” may immediately come to mind. Young Malaysian artist Sheena Liam turns that notion of traditional hand embroidery on its head with her simple yet smart creations. Using little more than black…

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Striking Street Art by Sergio Odeith

September 28, 2018
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Graffiti as we know it is a little less radical these days, much to the disappointment of some. Now sometimes referred to as street art, it has been elevated to just that: art. And with this new cultural regard comes greater exposure. We recently stumbled upon the work of Portuguese artist Sergio Odeith thanks to…

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Do You Look Like Your Dog?

September 27, 2018
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Resemblance is a funny thing (previous post here). Like the notion that cars have faces (here). Or the dog with a human face that has taken the internet by storm (here). Sort of along those lines, British photographer (and animal lover) Gerrard Gethings recently completed a series where he paired dogs and humans, and we…

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Blurred Lines

September 26, 2018
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We always find it interesting when artists figuratively blur the lines of media, and in this case literally. The work of South African artist Philip Barlow appears to be one thing but is actually another, and we are utterly intrigued. What looks like beautifully composed out-of-focus photographs are actually masterfully created oil paintings. Barlow focuses…

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Retro Recreations of Recognizable Logos

September 11, 2018
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We can all agree that the 1980s had a very specific aesthetic that proliferated into all areas of our culture, from fashion to music to graphic design and everything in between. So when digital artist/musician/internet persona Future Punk recently took some, ahem, very recognizable brands and gave them an 80s-styled retro makeover, we swooned. Future…

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