Combine, Shake, Stir Mailer Disney ESPN Media Networks | Tactile Marketing, Corporate Mailers, Cocktail Gifts, Promotional Kits | Barbour Design

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…

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SEC Network High End Promotional Mailer ESPN | Tactile Marketing, Promotional Materials, Branded Merchandise Gifts | Barbour Design

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…

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ESPN The Magazine BINGO Game | Tactile Marketing, Presentation Design, Interactive Sales Materials, Creative Sales Materials | Barbour Design

Sure ESPN the Magazine may have impressive stats, but how does your sales team present that information in a clear and memorable way? Answer: make a game of it. These custom BINGO boards and markers were designed to help ESPN more effectively communicate key data points by making the information interactive, fun, even competitive. Check…

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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

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

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

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

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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We are big fans of reimagined movie posters done well (here and here and here). San Francisco Bay Area-based Concepcion Studios, led by art director Patrick Concepcion, seems to do better than well with each new project. And these reimagined Wes Anderson film posters, for Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Life Aquatic, are no…

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It’s said that what’s old becomes new again… trends are cyclical to some degree. Our recent past (the 1980s) featured a rise in technology, and 8-bit graphics found in Atari and Nintendo gaming systems. These now rather primitive looking graphics have influenced fashion, music and entertainment, and in this case, art. New York-based artist Adam…

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