In a 1998 AIGA interview, legendary wild child George Lois described his writing process as, “… think in words, then add the visual. Then you can make one plus one equal three.” I get it.
I make copy sit, heel, rollover, and beg. If dangling participles have you buffaloed, if you’re not sure your car will still be in the driveway if you split that infinitive, I can ease that worry with a fresh perspective.
This famous parable illustrates perfectly the craft of writing.
One mild April morning, a copywriter decides to take a walk. He sees a beggar sitting on the pavement. Next to the destitute man is an empty basket and a sign that reads “Blind.”
“Mind if I scribble something here,” he asks.
“Be my guest,” the blind man replies.
An hour later, the basket’s overflowing with contributions.
The sign now begins with an introduction:
“It is spring, and I am...”
I’ve written an ocean of words over the years. These are two of my favorite contrasts in style, created on assignment for small business advertising campaigns.
North of Rio. East Of The Moon. And Under The Sun
The desire to seek life’s finer pleasures is instinctive. It is a thirst difficult to quench in an age of faux fashion and ersatz cuisine, hostels in lieu of hotels, and indifference in place of service.
Is there one address that can still make the promise?
And keep it?
Bal Harbour Village.
A cooly lit sapphire that sparkles with the elegance and sophistication of Parisian boulevards and the vias of Milan.
A place of untroubled beaches and intimate dining, whispered destinations and delicate glances.
Where hospitality isn’t practiced, but perfected. Where quality isn’t questioned, but expected. And where you may just find that what you’ve always wanted, is already here.
At Bal Harbour Village.
North of Rio.
East of the moon.
And under the sun.
Its Mother Thinks It’s Beautiful
Say adios to those “Fell Over In The New Asphalt” blues.
Our kickstands are so tough, they’ll rip the guts out of a freight train!
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