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Burmese Brand Sofaer Shows New Way to Revive Defunct Legacy

April 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

Yangon, Myanmar – In every city, there are dozens of historic local brands that once defined a city, but have disappeared. The challenge is that often they were retail brands named after people or families, and a revival is, seemingly, a bit challenging. The store goes, the city changes, and an identity and ecosystem is lost. […]

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Brodie of Belize: 1887 Historic British Department Store

December 16th, 2016 · No Comments

BELIZE CITY – British Honduras, now Belize, became independent in 1981. Today, the Commonwealth country Belize has been one of the most successful post colonial countries. It has not only managed to preserve its institutions, but create a welcoming climate for locals and tourists, preserving its nature, farms, Mayan ruins and overall sleepy vibe. One […]

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Online National Airlines History With Vintage Documentary

December 4th, 2012 · No Comments

National Airlines was one of the best-run airlines in the nation, and when it merged into Pan Am in 1980, one of the great airline brands disappeared. If we are making comparisons, it was the Apple Computer of the airline industry; each piece of the airline was designed to the nth detail, and every function […]

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Tags: Airlines · Tourism

United States Lines Brand in New York Archive

April 25th, 2012 · No Comments

NEW YORK – The recent release of 870,000 images to the public  at the New York City Department of Records has caused excitement for history and photography buffs around the world. The digitization project includes routine street-scape photos taken by the city for tax purposes, as well as other pictures. Featured on the main page […]

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Graphic Designer Plans to Explore Cuban Brands

February 19th, 2012 · No Comments

CHICAGO – An American-born graphic designer is working on a project to explore Cuban brands. It’s a visual exploration of Cuba through the lens of branding, and the designer, Emily Lozano, hopes to document the Cuban brands in order to tell about daily life. Writes Lozano: As an American-born Cuban I grew up surrounded and […]

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Cabela’s Classic Coleman Cooler

July 23rd, 2011 · 4 Comments


Recently, Coleman brought back its original steel cooler. It’s sold as an exclusive for the 50th anniversary of the sporting goods supply company Cabela’s. It’s part of a trend of retro products, reintroduced as specialty products for particular retailers, similar to Fisher-Price toys sold at Cracker Barrel and vintage Tide sold at Target. The cooler […]

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Tags: Made in USA · Tourism

Abbottabad, “Pretty” British Hill Town in Pakistan

May 2nd, 2011 · No Comments

GODALMING, Surrey, England – Perhaps the National Portrait Gallery in London might want to get an old picture out of Maj. James Abbott, for whom the town of Abbottabad in Pakistan is named. Abbottabad, is of course, the town where Bin Laden was hiding in Pakistan. Worldwide attention has been focused on this town, 4,000 […]

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Chrysler Rebrands Detroit, Companies Promote Geography for Branding

February 10th, 2011 · No Comments

DETROIT – It’s a shame it takes an Italian company and an old rap star to see the value in Detroit. But that’s what is mightily apparent with new Chrysler 200 advertisements, which feature Eminem and the tagline “Imported From Detroit.” The commercial has had 4.8 million view on YouTube in only a short time, […]

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Tags: Cars · Tourism

Old Mills Making New Products

September 8th, 2010 · No Comments

The carnage in Detroit (and so many other U.S. cities), where hundreds of gorgeous industrial buildings are either wasted by neglect or outright demolition, need not always happen. Since the 1970s, hundreds of historic industrial buildings have found new uses as offices, apartments and shopping centers. One use that is often overlooked is manufacturing. But […]

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Tags: Preservation · Tourism

Brands of the Southern Lit Novel The Help

July 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Kathryn Stockett’s 2009 novel The Help has been a sensation of a bestseller. It broke through one major literary taboo, namely a white author writing in dialect. Somewhere after 1960, dialect, except by African-Americans, became pretty much off limits, except in special circumstances. But that’s a separate literary discussion. One aspect of the story is […]

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