This looks good:
George Lois, Mary Wells, Dan Wieden, Lee Clow and Hal Riney may not be household names, but the advertising slogans they are responsible for - "Just Do It," "I Love NY," "Where's the Beef?," "Got Milk," "Think Different," as well as brilliant campaigns for everything from cars to presidents - are embedded in our national psyche.
The social and cultural impact of their ads and those of other advertising legends are brought to light in Art & Copy, a dynamic exploration of art, commerce, and human emotion, premiering on the PBS series Independent Lens Tuesday, October 26 2010 at 10 PM. (check local listings).
Exploding forth from advertising's "creative revolution" of the 1960s, these artists and writers - some among the original "Mad Men" - all brought a surprisingly rebellious spirit to their work in a business more often associated with mediocrity or manipulation. These artists knew they were moving culture and not just moving product…
I'm happy to send a DVD …
I’m taking her up on this. Along with chunks in my book and some blog posts, my presentations often include a history of advertising focusing on the most influential art and copy creatives over the last eighty years.
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