Welcome Back March Madness
We missed you! As we ponder how can we show our appreciation of your return, we visit our archives for inspiration. Here’s a past project that shows appreciation in a BIG way. To thank Acura for sponsoring the college basketball Tournament Challenge, ESPN wanted to send a premium gift…something fun, something reflecting basketball, something that…Read More
Runway Meets Center Court
It’s Fashion Week. But the latest trends aren’t always found on the runway. We went deep into the archives to dig up some of our vintage projects for ESPN The Magazine. In 2013, we designed ESPN The Magazine Style…Button up, the first edition of The Mag’s style book to promote its sports-meets-entertainment initiative, fashion-forward vision,…Read More
Happy Chinese New Year!
As we begin celebrating the year of the ox, we thought we’d share a “hot” project from our archives. Rather than sending clients the usual “thanks for your business” holiday mailer, we opted to surprise them in January with a mailer celebrating the year ahead. The 2017 Chinese New Year which began on January 28 welcomed the Year of the…Read More
Wish You Were Here!
If you’re like us, you’re probably starting to think about your much needed spring vacation. Here’s a fun project from our archives to inspire your travel planning. A couple years back we created several sets of custom postcards for ESPN to distribute at an upcoming meeting with the San Diego Tourism Authority. Nine high quality…Read More
Happy New Year from Barbour Design!
We wish you all happiness and, especially, healthiness in the upcoming year. The year 2020 was tough and reflecting on it may require a stiff drink which made us think of a “spirited” New Years mailer we created back in 2012. Clients and acquaintances of Barbour Design were the lucky recipients of our 2012 New…Read More
Get some fries with that shake
It’s National Fast Food Day! Check out this fun fast-food-packaging-meets-marketing project we created for ESPN awhile back. We produced this unique marketing collateral for ESPN to present to Burger King in efforts to continue their partnership in 2019. Custom burger boxes were designed to mimic Whopper packaging and cleverly present ESPN’s messaging. Inside the box,…Read More
Disney & ESPN Media Networks “Combine, Shake, Stream” Mailer
Here’s one of our favorite projects pulled from the archives. This high-end mailer was sent to affiliate partners and internal team members to commemorate the successful completion of distribution agreements. The tag line conveyed the attributes of the deal; combine (partnership), shake (disrupt the status quo), stream (flow of content). The cocktail shaker set was the perfect way to demonstrate…Read More
SEC Nation Bus Wrap
SEC Football is back in action which means the SEC Nation bus will be making its way to broadcast from several college campuses. SEC fans at the pregame shows a couple years back got to see our work on a very large scale—the SEC Nation bus wrap. Barbour was involved in every step of the…Read More
College football season is upon us
As you all eagerly await the first kick-off, check out this awesome project from our archives. Back when ESPN and the Southeastern Conference joined forces to create the SEC Network, all of the 14 SEC football coaches signed a limited number of footballs to commemorate the network launch. The autographed footballs became the centerpiece of…Read More
WE ♥ MG
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…Read More