Memorial Service Program

I was given pretty much nothing to work with and a few hours to produce a program for a sweet lady’s memorial service. I was grateful for clip art, online poetry, and a Groucho Marx quote I remembered. The client was delighted to have it done quickly and thoughtfully, and suggested I offer this as part of my services. Why not?

Front of Program

Quote on Back of Program

Program – Inside

Two Foot Photoshop Mandala

Artist Don Faia and I worked on this 24″ mandala as a gift from our colleague, Dave Bernard, to his friend and client, Dave Cianciulli. The mandala is an expression of Cianciulli’s stunning historic property in Ojai, CA, which he and his wife, Erica, are rennovating to become a Retreat Center. Details on that project to follow. Creative Direction: Don Faia  • Production: BBCS

Hälsa Topicals

halsa-logo-4BBCS did NOT do the brand and artwork for this company, but we are involved in helping them with marketing efforts as they establish ground in the medicinal cannabis sector. Hälsa (love that umlaut key command) currently offers three roll-ons featuring top quality herb and flower essences and a full spectrum of 100% organic terpenes and cannabinoids. (100mg THC: 100mg CBD). Look for their über-premium products in 2017!

Naming is Dead. Long Live the Name.

In my career as a copywriter, I have done a lot of naming, usually in the whimsical realm, like the billion dollar “C Monster” for Odwalla back in the ’80s (I earned about six bucks for that, thank you). I like to think we started something in the early days of authentic marketing, before Branding was a thing. Any hooooo. Aside from Jon Stewart’s recent name for a certain presidential candidate  and the brilliant “other” name of the RRS Sir David Attenborough, I believe most of the good names are gone, which is why I resort to entertaining myself by harvesting names for bands. Each one has a story, for me anyway…

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Ear Regardless
Exotic Matter
Mandibular Petipalps
Misty Grotto
Thinking & Overthinking
The Bloviators
Wrinkled Weekend
Banquo’s Ghost
Jumpable Librarians
Insidious Loopholes
Then Don’t
English Teeth
Offending Feces
Cheesy Ruse
Subtle Ruse
What Bladder?
Chuy’s Dad
Randy’s Squirrels
Dysfunctional Flap
Saki’s Tuffet
Perky Bosom
Ron’s Slobber
Soggy Tag Along
Shortzian Feint
Koko’s Kittens
Sugar on the Rim
Edith Bunker’s Rabbit
Ernie’s Eyebrows
Auric’s Finger
Hawk Lugie and the Expectorants
Irritable Bowel
Sweeney’s Gut
Good in the Back
Tizzy Ridden
Icky and Tipsy
irreverent rhetoricians
rhetoricians of antiquity
Cosmic Imperative