Tuesday, March 3, 2009


This is one of those moments when I figure I have to take a bit of time off from drawing or painting and put my neurons into something I used to do - advertising design and copywriting.

Teddy, the florist, is joining this big wedding and bridal trade fair and he asked me to design a flier for him. It's the usual half-bond paper size affair with a random smattering of pictures with some text that simply indicated the contact numbers and name of the florist.

"Give me that and I'll cook up something that people will take some time to read and actually sell you as an excellent florist," I told him.

After half a day of sitting in front of the computer, composing some lines and laying out the images of his excellent floral designs I filched from his hard drive, I came up with a simple flier above.

"Eeek, Dan... I like it. It's so sosyal," he screeched.

"Well, I hope when people read that they'd buy more of your great bouquets and you have more business," I uttered. I was actually thinking, "Hmmm, I'm kinda rusty in the copy writing department, but it still is there."

I also did his blue logo which I figured would make a neat button. He likes it.

Oh, for those reading this post, do come at the launch of the book (I am sounding repetitive) EARTH TALES - 3 Ecofables for Children. It's on March 8, Sunday at 3 p.m. at 1/OF Gallery in Serendra.

If you have kids... bring them. :-)


enegue said...

hey it's me, the chinese blogger at the party. Sorry it took a while for me to reply to the message you left at my site. anyway, you have a great site man. Been following you after the party. Man, i hope i have talent like yours =) keep up the good work! Bump into you soon =)

palma tayona said...

hello eugene. nice to have met you too. :-) if you and your friends aren't doing anything on sunday... well, drop by at the book launch. free food and a great children's book will be served. ;-)

Bella Sinclair said...

Great flier! I used to be in advertising, but on the Accounts side. I like the yellow and the bright logo. And all those mags on the bottom would certainly convince me to talk to Teddy. You still got it!

Anonymous said...

@ bella: am not really into flowers, but teddy sure does do immensely wonderful bouquets. i figure one has to have that flair to do what he does.