The ESPN sales team was hosting an event in their Madison Square Garden suite for the Knicks vs. Lakers game and asked Barbour to create fun printed invitations resembling Knicks game tickets to send to their Mountain Dew partners. The high quality invitations were printed in full color with spot gloss finish on heavy silk…

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Burger Packaging Marketing Collateral Burger King ESPN | Tactile Marketing, Promotional Packaging Design, Presentation Materials | Barbour Design

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,…

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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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Having a close relationship with marketing at ESPN, we see (and create ourselves) lots of sports-related designs. We recently came across the work of a young Texas-based designer by the name of Nick Bascus. His growing portfolio as a whole has a very nice aesthetic, and he has a clear grasp of graphic design fundamentals…

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We are thrilled to announce that the Barbour collection of awards has seen significant growth with the addition of several prestigious recognitions. See live announcement with links here

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Romania-born, New York City-based illustrator/designer/art director Daniel Nyari employs a distinct style of bulbous shapes and bold colors in a geometric and cubist sort of way. And we love it, as do his impressive roster of clients, which includes ESPN, Wired, GQ, Adidas, National Geographic, Microsoft, Men’s Health, among others. Nyari says he wants “to…

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French illustrator/designer Florian Nicolle employs mixed media to create wonderfully complex portraits that are so bold, yet nuanced, that they almost seem to move. With newsprint, watercolor, pencil, ink and Photoshop in his arsenal, Nicolle’s meticulously crafted chaos has been sought after by some pretty high profile clients, including Nike, Puma, Los Angeles Times and…

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Annually, we (Barbour) are presented with the wonderful challenge of designing the ESPN Planning Guide—printed and digital collateral serving as a one-stop shop for all the sports, events, facts and figures that media professionals need to create their 2014 advertising plan. Our task is to make this information both very usable and readable, but also…

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