Category Archives: Advertising

Cucumber Billboard Offends Some Texans – North Texas in a Pickle!

At first glance, it looks like a cartoon character. But a closer look reveals something much more revealing. The billboard was put up by the companies Condoms to Go and Sara's Secret. KTVT / KTXA

LANCASTER, Texas (CBS) ―At first glance, it looks like a cartoon character. But a closer look reveals something much more revealing. A billboard along Interstate-35 in Lancaster is packing quite a sexual punch and some North Texans aren’t amused. – WJZ13

Here’s a peek at Sara’s Secret’s ad campaign:

North Texans usually aren’t amused. While driving through this past summer, it was all about cows, anti-abortion billboards, and most counties were dry counties (you have to drive over a hundred miles for a beer). Given the problem of the flies and the dust, maybe these billboards are the least of their problems. Sure sounds like someone will be in a pickle!

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Home of Daniel F. Sullivan Co. Advertising – Boston, MA

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

My condolences to the Sullivan Family for your loss of Daniel F Sullivan, Jr.

The World’s Largest Wall Ad – Across from Madison Square Garden

Worlds Largest Wall Ad - © Frank H. Jump

World's Largest Wall Ad - 34th & Eighth Ave, NYC - © Frank H. Jump

Other views of this wall.

Vacation from the Hard Sell – from Cees Picauly’s Ad Weblog

Pussy – The Natural Energy Drink – Eataly – Lingotto, Torino – Italy


© Frank H. Jump

“With added Milk Thistle.”

This display of Pussy (website has a cute promo featuring my old friend Graham Norton) was taken in a fabulous food retailer called Eataly in Lingotto section of Torino. Posting on this “sprawling food market” will follow soon.

Pocono Woodpeckers, Other Wildlife, Abandoned Ski Lift & More Fungus

Woodpecker

Woodpecker

Woodpecker

Trout Lily Leaf

Pocono Deer

Pocono Deer

No Outlet

Pocono Tree Fade

Briars

Briars

Turkey Feather

Abandoned Ski Lift

Abandoned Ski Lift

Abandoned Ski Lift

Abandoned Ski Lift

Abandoned Ski Lift

Abandoned Ski Lift

Tree Fungus

Tree Fungus

Tree Fungus

Woodpecker

Woodpecker

Woodpecker

Osmose

Chevy Parts Sign

Chevy Parts Sign

Chevy Parts Sign

Miller Beer

Miller Beer

Barney’s – Marc Jacobs – Seventh Avenue South, NYC

Barneys- Mark Jacobs
© Frank H. Jump

More Gowanus Expressway Signs featured on Amy Langfield’s New York Notebook

Amy Langfield

Amy Langfield
Amy Langfield’s New York Notebook

This posting was brought to my attention by my buddy Kevin Walsh (Forgotten-NY).

Eat-This – Dutch Blog on Communication & Design

Bicycle Dealer
Eat-This- “Klomp’s Bicycle Dealer”  Klomp Rijwielhandel

What’s In Your Holiday Shopping Cart?

What's In Your Holiday Shopping Cart?

We’ll Miss You Mr. Whipple

We'll Miss You Mr. Whipple
(AP Photo)

Dick Wilson – (July 30, 1916 – November 19, 2007), born Riccardo DiGuglielmo

I knew you were Italian!

Mullins Real Estate – Floral Park, Queens

Mullins Real Estate - Floral Park, Queens

Mullins Real Estate - Floral Park, Queens
© Frank H. Jump

Coca-Cola/Luncheonette – Floral Park, Queens

Coca-Cola Luncheonette - Floral Park, Queens

Coca-Cola Luncheonette - Floral Park, Queens
© Frank H. Jump

Is It Just A Matter Of Time?

Is It Just A Matter Of Time - NYC view from Holland Tunnel Entrance Approach

Is It Just A Matter Of Time - NYC view from Holland Tunnel Entrance Approach

Is It Just A Matter Of Time - NYC view from Holland Tunnel Entrance Approach
© Frank H. Jump

While driving home from the Poconos, I was startled by this juxtaposition of ad and urban landscape, followed by the Mecca & Sons Trucking image just outside the Jersey City side of the Holland Tunnel Entrance. Minutes later in front of Ground Zero, I shot this distant fading ad that survived the 70s, 80s, 90s (as did myself) and the World Trade Center attack. I’m currently reading Bruce Bawer’s While Europe Slept. I lived in Amsterdam as a child and visit frequently enough to notice the brooding powderkeg of emotions and cultural clash with the Dutch and Islamic community. Poor Theo.

Classic Advertecture – Towleroad

Classic Advertecture