All That Glitters Is Gold At The Museum of American Finance

"Jewe;ry Box" gallery at MoAF

New York City boasts hundreds of museums, but you can literally count those that attract the lion’s share of visitors—tourists and residents alike—on one hand. Every year, smaller and lesser known museums in neighborhoods throughout the entire city offer eye-opening, educational, moving and quirky exhibits that deserve a much larger audience. One of them, the […]

highresolution Struts its Stuff on the Catwalk

Did you ever wonder how an establish model or an up-and-coming “fresh face” gets cast in a runway show? It’s not a spur-of-the moment decision by casting agents or design house. Venerable modeling agency Ford Models sends promotional packages to agents and designers months before show seasons in New York, London, Milan and Paris to […]

A Brief Moment in Time

The Morgan Library & Museum “Bob Dylan's American Journey, 1956–1966" Exhibit Poster

In many ways, January 2016 was the month that music died—among those we lost: David Bowie, Pete Huttlinger, Gary Loizzo, Dale “Buffin” Griffin, Glenn Frey and Paul Kantner. Each time, millions of people shared a moment of disbelief that gave way to mourning and regret that a creative light was extinguished too soon. By the […]

21st Century Tradeshow Tchotchkes

Augmented Reality

The summer tradeshow season is almost here, and marketers are already busy creating booth exhibits that best showcase their products and services–and lure potential clients and customers like a moth to a flame. But after you’ve grabbed the attention of a prospect and finished your show-and-tell, you want to leave her or him with a […]

“Mad Men” At The Museum

As a period drama, AMC’s highly regarded cable series “Mad Men” can be described as an art form about advertising, which media theorist Marshall McLuhan deemed “the greatest art form of the 20th century.” It is therefore fitting that, with the final seven episodes airing April 5th through May 17th, “Mad Men” is being honored […]

Call for Entries: Attitude of Gratitude

Attention, Creatives! Get “published”! The Guru is pleased to announce a new design contest: That’s right, it’s on, and we know you’ll crush it. All you have to do is design a Thanksgiving card – a card that is a visual expression of gratitude. Entrants and winners will get all kinds of great exposure for […]