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32 Award-Winning Ad Designs

As we look ahead to our Legends in Advertising Awards—the early bird deadline of which is today—we take a look back at the best ad designs from the last three years of the Regional Design Annual.

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Uplifting Advertising

In the ’50s and ’60s, underwear ads, especially those for bras were visually limited. Take a closer look at this ad that broke ground by using a “live” model in a social context.

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What Juxtaposition Says About Culture

How magazines stacked the spot ads they were given says something about the priorities of the readership, if not the country, at the time they were published. This assortment is reproduced just as it appeared in a Christmas issue of Liberty magazine in 1940.

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The Science, Business and Voodoo of Color in Marketing

Color persuades—this we know for sure. So studying color in marketing, the ultimate persuasion business, seems ripe for fascinating insights. Here’s a dive into some of the latest research on the topic. I can’t think of a longer-lasting, higher-stakes design …

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The Psuedo-Science of Adverts

Anyone who says that the mid-1950s Creative Revolution (The Big Idea epoch) was merely a semantic change in the way advertising was practiced, should think again.

Weekend Heller: Itching Design, Invasive Ads

Itching to Read About Graphic Design Looking for a good mid-Summer read? Something for the beach, perhaps. I highly recommend Scratching the Surface, a collection of essays and journalism by Adrian Shaughnessy, focusing mainly on graphic design, essays have from …