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2012-03-23

"Artisanal shipping"? Hilarity ensues

My last post arose out of a reply to a topic at anything-sailing.com regarding the revival of an old two-master as a light freighter. Chip, a sailor out of Barnegat Bay, New Jersey, with whom I've had the pleasure of hoisting a pint here in Toronto, more or less ran with the concept and came up with an "old school" advertisement for our entirely imaginary shipping sideline.

*Illegal will cost you more


I think it's freaking brilliant, especially the phrase "artisanal shipping" applied to small-scale, sail-powered transport of (arguably) hipster products.

Cheers, Chip! You gave me an audible laugh this morning and about a dozen graphics ideas.

UPDATE: Here's what I riffed into being after I found a few salty fonts:

I couldn't ever ship PBR...the stuff is vile.

3 comments:

John NYC said...

Brilliant idea and graphics. I love the illegal will cost you...

All your financial issues are now sorted, thanks to Chip. I think you owe him a pint.

SabreKai said...

Heh heh your ad reminds me of my early days in aviation. I had just go my license and my plan was to do bush flying. So my girlfriend came up with a small model of a Convair CV-240 with a pack mule painted on the fine after a little stone mule she'd given me that year.

Packair was born!

Rhys said...

Packair's pretty good, actually.

PACKAIR: YOU'D BE AN ASS NOT TO FLY WITH US.

Too edgy? Maybe.