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 […]

Save The Date: Invitations You Can’t Refuse

Every season has its whirl of A List social and corporate events. Some are tony, like Art Basel Miami Beach, others make for great storytelling (“Did I tell you about the time I played poker with Warren Buffett?). But they all have one thing in common: The highly coveted invitation that beckons the recipient to […]

The Story Behind “The Story Behind the Bottles” Custom Packaging Promotion

“The Story Behind the Bottles” custom packaging promotion for William Grant & Sons

Chelsea-based advertising agency Flint and Steel came to us to consult about custom packaging for a promotion they were working on for their client, luxury spirits distiller William Grant & Sons. “William Grant & Sons conducts periodic sales blitzes for their innovation brands, and contacted us to help develop an all-in-one kit to showcase four […]

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 “Breaking Bad” Promotion That’s PuRe Chemistry

The reactant was a mild-mannered high school chemistry teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico; the reagent was inoperable lung cancer. From these ingredients Vince Gilligan cooked up the compelling, ground-breaking crime drama “Breaking Bad” for AMCtv. One morning in August 2013, out of the blue, I received a call from AMCtv to discuss a production. highresolution […]

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 […]

At the movies: A Priceless Printing Caper

Thanks to the prolific Weinstein Company and Sony Pictures, there’s a bright spot in our snowy, slushy cabin-fever winter of 2014. It’s the indie film The Art of the Steal, now offered on Amazon Digital and maybe also by your local cable provider before it hits theaters in March. The Guru gives it two thumbs up! […]