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Print Advertising that’s Interactive

Came across these Adidas ads today – very simple print ad, but very clever interaction. Enjoy.

Adidas Ad

Adidas Ad


4 Paws for 2 Brothers

The 4 Paws for 2 Brothers design is over a year old but recently had a big payoff.

4 Paws for 2 Brothers GraphicThe Swafford family has two adopted boys who were in need of an ADHD/FASD Service Dog. I was blessed with the opportunity to help support the boys with the design above. The 5k was a success. Friends, local businesses and the community all rallied to support the Swaffords in countless ways. The family was even featured on local television talking about service dogs. Finally, on May 6, 2013 all the hard work and waiting paid off – Kalib and Brandon met their new bud Twingo for the first time. So, how’d it work out? See below:

Swafford Family“So far, we have seen Twingo stop or shorten meltdowns, soothe an upset kid post boo-boo, snuggle, hog the bed, steal a pancake and our heart’s!! We are totally smitten!”

We’re so happy for the Swafford family and their newest addition, Twingo. In fact, our family is starting down the path to acquire a service dog for our adopted daughter who has been diagnosed with PDD-NOS (a disorder within the autism spectrum).

To find out more information on the Swafford’s service dog provider, visit 4 Paws for Ability.

A Local History Lesson

To be honest, I don’t know much about Annie Oakley but around here she’s a local legend. Annie Oakley was born near Greenville, Ohio and is best known for her sharpshooting skills. With these skills she acquired nicknames such as The Peerless Lady Wing-Shot, The Rifle Queen and Little Sure Shot. She even traveled across the country as one of the stars in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Shows.

So, how did I learn all this? Wikipedia, of course. It was a 50th Anniversary design contest for The Annie Oakley Festival that initiated the research. The design above is reminiscent of the Buffalo Bill posters from the late 1800s with a focus placed on Annie Oakley herself. This design is now a finalist to represent the 50th Anniversary festival. On May, 8th I’ll have the opportunity to present the design before the festival committee for a vote along with two other designers. Not sure what to expect but, I’ll follow up and post some news on how it goes.

May 10, 2013 – Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner! This just announced: our design is the contest winner for the 50th Anniversary of the Annie Oakley Festival.