No man is an island, one man is a mountain

Trapped in this plastic sheath, I sympathized with the under-employed copywriters, of 1988

Trapped in this plastic sheath, I sympathized with the under-employed copywriters, of 1988

No man is an island, one man is a mountain.

I’ve been carrying that line around for a couple days now.

Don’t have time to complete the thought, let alone circle the square, but will paste in something Howard Gossage or and something Goose Gossage.

I work an honest day and I want an honest meal.

Joe Dimaggio drinking not at Grumpy’s but something with a B.

Separated at birth by Granny Clampett.

Trapped in this plastic sheath I sympathize with the unemployed junior copywriters of the world. — Goose Gossage.

Is there an online list of Howard Gossage winners?

I did just post about Gossage and Grand Canyon. The 1988 Gossage award was a collage that featured hand-set typography broadside embedded by a tear-sheet of a Howard Gossage ad about Irish Whiskey, that stops mid-sentence and either jumps to next page or next week, or in this case 26 years later.

Not sure what to think of the long-haired fellow, although he does know his Clayton Kershaws from his Granny Clampetts

Not sure what to think of the long-haired fellow, although he does know his Clayton Kershaws from his Granny Clampetts

He said he wrote jingles (unlike 77 Maiden Laners) but never mentioned the client in the lyric.

I do have photos of the site on Main Street Venice — if that is not an oxymoron who is? — of Oldenburg binoculars to Gehry walls — and met Shodi who works at Gold’s Gym — and duly note that the large search engine now has the lease on the famous ad agency site. Get it, binoculars…search?

come for the garlic knots, stay for the lack of kerning. C & O Eatery, Venice Pier

come for the garlic knots, stay for the lack of kerning. C & O Eatery, Venice Pier

I also super-social-mediated — to an audience or 1 or 0 — this reaction to the outcome of the World Cup:

gotze cup?!

Irene, I Ryan, Irish Whiskey Distillers

Irene, I Ryan, Irish Whiskey Distillers

Here is someone’s reel of 12 commercials from 1987, including Safeway:

edit to add, after Giants win the pennant:
Those who have formerly worked with Riney say it is no picnic; but they say they always leave the agency better able to create breakthrough ads. “It isn’t a country club,” said Dan Mountain, who recently left Hal Riney to become creative director at Hill Holliday. “It’s like playing for the Green Bay Packers under Vince Lombardi. You get a lot of championship rings, but you have to work for them.”

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About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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