Posts Tagged ‘poster’

San Antonio Riverwalk Poster

steveparkhurst | June 12, 2009 in Uncategorized | Comments (0)

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This is a great older poster for San Antonio. I don’t see any markings, but I could assume this poster was the creation of the convention and visitors bureau. The only drawback I see is that I¬†suppose someone would have had to have been familiar with the Riverwalk in order to understand this poster. Not everyone would look at a boat surrounded by water, buildings and a bridge and instantly think San Antonio, or Riverwalk.

You will notice the font is older and unique. The use of capital and lowercase letters is a bit odd, but given the era this is probably from, along with the font being used, this probably worked well. Overall, this method of advertising is very good, I’m just not sure this poster worked. If you’re familiar with the origins and purpose of the poster, I’d love to hear that.

I’m not sure which three other cities qualify as “unique” and thus round out the “four”. Do you know?

San Antonio Poster - The Parkhurst Group

If you see other great city advertisements, share them with us. Email Steve @ this domain and indicate if it’s ok for us to post the picture and what credit to give to it.


Samuel Adams Beer Drinker’s Bill of Rights Poster

steveparkhurst | January 6, 2009 in Advertising,Visual | Comments (0)

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I saw this framed poster at a bar recently and it caught my eye for many reasons.¬†Samuel Adams’ Boston Lager has become one of my favorite beers, so that might have helped this poster stand out to me.

What the brand is doing with its beer is intriguing and in my opinion, innovative.

By establishing a Bill of Rights, something which gives off a long-lasting vibe, this poster will hang in this bar, and many other bars, for a very long time. Too many beer ads are for specific years or occasions, such as the Super Bowl or football season in general.

The folks at Samuel Adams did a nice job with the tie-in here by using a Bill of Rights for a beer which is named after one of the nation’s founders. The fact that Samuel Adams’ founder, Jim Koch, is also a signer of this new Bill of Rights is also appropriate, and an interesting touch.

Sam Adams Beer Bill of Right - The Parkhurst Group
Anyway, what are your thoughts? What great beer advertising have you seen?