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Well, I’ve got nothing but time to fix it now. Production officially in suspension.
Have you gotten all the shots with the kids? Growth spurts can mess up later productions, or force lots of reshoots.
     
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Not really. It’s already starting to be a problem.
     
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One of our actors just ****in’ died.
     
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Going to need a little more.
     
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Going to need a little more.
Sorry... I’m still a little stunned.

I don’t really have details. She was in her 70s, so I assume COVID. Though, obviously, people that age can die for other reasons.

This is actually the second person on the production who died. One of the other actors had a heart attack.
     
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Man, sorry to hear that.
     
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so sorry to hear that.
     
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Man, sorry to hear that.
Originally Posted by andi*pandi View Post
so sorry to hear that.
Thank you!

Just totally out of left field.
     
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Sep 18, 2020, 02:20 PM
 
I’m very sorry to hear that.

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Thank you!
     
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May 3, 2021, 05:36 AM
 
Arise from the dead!

It’s getting to where we can squint and imagine a possible future where the production resumes.

So, it’s this shit again.



I know I should drop it, but I left off really hating the finished product.

One of the things I hated was not enough ads, and they didn’t have a consistent feel. These are at least kinda close.

Just spent an hour trying to unskew the paper curl on a full page ad. Did an okay job, but the scan ended up looking horrible when printed.

Also, finally coughed up the dough for a newspapers.com account.
     
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Yesterday’s haul. Not bad. Mostly movie theaters and automotive. The newspapers.com account helped a lot. All except one are from 1925. Spot the imposter.

     
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May 4, 2021, 07:51 AM
 
Oooh... this is awesome.



It’s from a larger ad which won’t work out, but I’m totally going to repurpose this part into a banner ad.
     
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May 4, 2021, 12:42 PM
 
"Drug with a reputation"?
Sounds like a friend of mine from high school.
     
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Everybody I’m showing this to goes for the tagline, while I’m over here imagining the alternate universe where Walgreens never gave up art nouveau.
     
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May 4, 2021, 04:01 PM
 
The flesh curing wands used in Westworld are Dental UV Curing Wands. I designed them in 2013-2014 or so.
     
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^cool!

Walgreens: Interestingly, that version does not appear here, but it seems the current logo was designed in 1930s with only small changes since:

https://blog.logomyway.com/walgreens-logo-history/

unless some other drug company?
     
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Originally Posted by MacNNFamous View Post
The flesh curing wands used in Westworld are Dental UV Curing Wands. I designed them in 2013-2014 or so.


Tell us about the process!





Yesterday’s haul. Not as productive as the day before, but lots of larger ads.

Not sure what the deal is with the Walgreen logo history. I think it’s the same company.

Edit: definitely the same. “Drugs with a reputation” was an official tag.

Edit2: something fascinating about papers from the 20s is they’re packed with ads for garage builders. It’s sort of weird to imagine, but of course there used to be a world without garages, and then a sudden, huge demand for them.
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May 5, 2021, 05:48 AM
 
This is almost like a headline I’d write.




Chickens are such ****ing gossips!
     
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May 5, 2021, 08:35 AM
 
I’ve sold Cooper Black an indulgence on this one. Ad’s just too much fun to pass up.

It is fairly well used here.

     
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Yesterday’s haul. High quality, low quantity. I’ve moved from 1925 to 1929. The cigar ad is fun. It’s reduced here, but full sized it goes down an entire column, top to bottom.
     
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May 6, 2021, 04:59 AM
 
This coke ad is a way-out-there design...




I’m going to use the main part of it, but I think if I used it as is, no one would buy that as an actual period ad. It’s like pop art.
     
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May 6, 2021, 07:13 AM
 
About a month out from the 1929 crash.

     
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May 6, 2021, 08:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Yesterday’s haul. High quality, low quantity. I’ve moved from 1925 to 1929. The cigar ad is fun. It’s reduced here, but full sized it goes down an entire column, top to bottom.
Cigars...grow? And...men wore garters?
     
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May 6, 2021, 09:05 AM
 
Yessir! For socks. No elastic yet to keep them up, so you wore garters which used your calf to keep them up.

Men still wear garters. They clip between your shirt and socks, and keep your shirt from riding up. I’ve been trying to sell my partner on these for the live act. He can jump around and his shirt will stay put.

His big objection is it coming loose from the sock and the elastic shooting the clip into his balls.



Edit: I’d bet money Macron is wearing them here.

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May 6, 2021, 10:29 AM
 
For a tall dude whose shirts are always coming untucked, I need to look into that.
     
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May 6, 2021, 11:12 AM
 
I think “garter straps” is the magic phrase.
     
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May 6, 2021, 07:26 PM
 
Shirt garters are not uncommon in military uniforms. Dressier stuff, not field uniforms.

For the silhouette you want to portray, the slacks have to be pretty un-tight, which means every time you move, you untuck the shirt. Of course the neater you look in any situation, the better, so if the shirt comes out of the waistband a bit, you want it to go back as neatly as possible.

This is where shirt garters help a lot. They’re attached to your socks and the front and rear tails of your shirt, spaced as equally around the bottom of the shirt as possible. So when you sit and the back comes up out of the pants a little, the garter smoothly pulls it back down for neatness. And when you reach up or over and the front comes out, the garter slides it back in.

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May 7, 2021, 05:45 AM
 
Yesterday’s haul. It’s getting tougher. I’ve moved back into the teens. Clean-up on the Parker Pen ad took forever.

     
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For a tall dude whose shirts are always coming untucked, I need to look into that.
Best bet for that is custom made shirts with lots of extra length. iTailor is very reasonable for bespoke shirts, except they don't combine shipping which is irritating as hell.
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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May 7, 2021, 06:25 AM
 
My solution is to keep my shirt untucked.

Though my shirts are also extra long so I’m still draped when bending over (Duluth Trading clothes FTW... they used to call the shirts I wear “no crack”).
     
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bodysuits are back in, boys.
     
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Yesterday’s haul. It’s getting tougher. I’ve moved back into the teens. Clean-up on the Parker Pen ad took forever.
I can only imagine the dreamy conditions of an "airy, sun-lit factory" in the teens. Sounds like heaven.
     
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Best bet for that is custom made shirts with lots of extra length. iTailor is very reasonable for bespoke shirts, except they don't combine shipping which is irritating as hell.
I should look into this, too. Though I haven't needed to wear a dress shirt daily since I ditched the office job a couple years ago.

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My solution is to keep my shirt untucked.
This is generally my strategy, though an untucked shirt presents a slightly different image from one that's tucked in. It usually doesn't matter for me, but when it does, it does.
     
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I can only imagine the dreamy conditions of an "airy, sun-lit factory" in the teens. Sounds like heaven.
That ad is just red flags all over the place.

Which might be why I picked it.


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This is generally my strategy, though an untucked shirt presents a slightly different image from one that's tucked in. It usually doesn't matter for me, but when it does, it does.
If I need to present as tucked, it’s a suit or bust. My only other pants are jeans.
     
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Football data visualization from 1909.

     
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Maybe we could send Tufte back in time?
     
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1905.

I should be horrified by this, and I am, but whoever wrote this kinda knocked it out of the park.
     
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I’d call this a “drug with a reputation”.
     
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Ironically, I’ve been told getting shitfaced isn’t the worst cure for a period, and it’s also been known to lead to pregnancy.
     
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Is "Shitfaced" a term Americans use now or did you appropriate it from a Brit? Or maybe an Australian/Kiwi/South African?
I have plenty of more important things to do, if only I could bring myself to do them....
     
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“Shitfaced” has been in good use in the US for ages. Longer than I’ve been alive, to be sure.
     
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Yeah. Been in use for decades.

Friday and Saturday’s haul. Mostly aughties.

     
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That Gold Medal flour ad is really striking and effective, especially compared to the overly wordy novelettes that so many ads of the era embrace.
     
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Yeah, it gets to the meat of the issue without having a paragraph of exposition justifying the product’s existence.

If ya gotta use that many words to tell me what the product is and why I want it, your advertising-fu is pretty weak.

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I’d definitely say whoever designed it was taking their cues from posters of the era instead of newspapers, and did a bang-up job of translating the medium.

To be fair to the others, I’m sure a lot of it came down to money.

That, and well... everybody thinks they know how to write ad copy.
     
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“Everybody thinks they know how to write.” And except for some small area of expertise, most people are quite wrong. This is especially true of ad copy.

Edit to fix stupid capitalization problem.
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But what smarmy ad copy can you put about FLOUR? How do you spin that? OURS DOESN'T HAVE WEEVILS?

I have been to the Heileman Factory in Wisconsin. They have giant silos outside painted like a 6pack of Old-Style.
     
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Chicago has a thing with Old Style going way back (as the ad attests).

I forget the exact details, but somewhat along the lines of that Commonwealth Edison ad, Old Style would provide signage for your bar... with a big Old Style logo on it. These we’re (and still are) everywhere. Other brands did it too, but for whatever reason they were never nearly as successful as Old Style.
     
 
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