THIS IS GOOD DESIGN.

We’ve made a name for our clients in some of the most ad-saturated markets in the world. So when people ask how we compete with the neon lights of Times Square and the billboards that line Sunset Boulevard, we like to tell them that the first step is good design.

In the past, we’ve spoken about what an effectively designed poster looks like. Today, we’re revisiting that concept to shine the spotlight two of our current campaigns. Check out the latest creatives from the Chicago White Sox and the Brooklyn Museum:

These ads meet all the criteria of our Effective Design Rating scale. 

  1. They convey the message.
  2. They are visible from a distance.
  3. They succeed in attracting the intended audience.

The most striking characteristic of the Sox campaign is its simplicity – through the saturated colors and distinct graphic logo, the artwork speaks for itself.

On a street crowded with busy ads, the white lettering against the deep navy background pops; as viewers approach, evocative details – the fine stitching, the sturdy canvas of the baseball cap background – become apparent, conjuring, perhaps, memories of one’s own very first ball game, or a hat worn by a beloved relative.

Sometimes, too much information is worse than not enough. This ad is a perfect example of that truism… and it doesn’t hurt that the Sox complemented their WindowPoster™ campaign with a series of mini-pocket calendars that provide details on the season’s schedule.

We’re also advertising the phenomenal exhibit “Georgia O’Keeffe: Living Modern” running at the Brooklyn Museum. The above postcard designs maximize the medium’s limited space by mixing vibrant images with bold, minimal text, effectively communicating the most important information while retaining the impact of the artwork. 

                                                  

As you may know, at PMD Media our motto is BE SEEN – and while visibility counts, we know that where you’re seen and the message you broadcast matter, too. Whether it’s an album cover, a website layout, or a WindowPoster™ display, good design makes all the difference.

Please call or e-mail us today for a consultation on your campaign. We’re always excited to hear (and see!) what our friends are up to.

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