Patrick Kelly’s blackface branding sure has staying power

Even a decade after his death, Patrick Kelly with his sticky blackface branding remains a sparkling memory.
Even a decade after his death, Patrick Kelly with his sticky blackface branding remains a sparkling memory.
Patrick Kelly autumn 1988 collection. Photo: Oliviero Toscani. Source: Dazed Digital.
Patrick Kelly autumn 1988 collection. Photo: Oliviero Toscani. Source: Dazed Digital.
Patrick Kelly „Catwalk of love” retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Patrick Kelly „Catwalk of love” retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

While so many fashion designers appear to take themselves serious, Patrick Kelly fashion was sparkling fun with branding that’s sticky even a decade after his death. You’ll find such sparkling joy also at Fiorucci in Italy, or as I may humbly suggest, with my daughter’s fashion, a bespoke millinery and stage designer in Linz, Austria. She brings a smile to any face with her fashion creations if I may say so.

Enkelkind Alistair mit einer Modeschöpfung von Tochter Dido in Linz, Österreich.
Grandson Alistair (he means business) with a fashion creation by my daughter Dido in Linz, Austria.

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A photograph, Cole reminds us, captures the thinnest sliver of time. Any photograph of a man in blackface—or any racist image—implies that “there’s a lot more where that came from.”

Gifts earn friendships and money

Sales promotion preferably includes branding

Field Notes Valentines heart made of give aways

Get a special Red Clic Pen free with every purchase on Valentines Day at Field Notes. Should their sales promotion fail Field Notes will still strengthen its brand and raise awarenes with the distribution and display of its heart shaped give aways. The qualitiy of the creative idea suggests the high qualtiy of Fild Notes products.

Even though the lack of quality of the cheap clip pens contradicts that of the brand but it’s forgiven. Even what a brand is pardonned for contributes to strengthening the brand.

Budet brands won’t succeed in such a branding scheme, but it won’t harm their sales promotion either. Budget brands draw bargain hunters delighted by anything at no charge.

Valentine changes

This changes everything

Good news for McCann

Michael Roth Credit: Composite by Ad Age, Photo by Denis Doyle/Bloomberg
Michael Roth Credit: Composite by Ad Age,
Photo by Denis Doyle/Bloomberg

Future quarters, though, will reflect the loss of major accounts at the end of 2018 — notably McCann’s loss of the U.S. Army account and UM’s loss of Fiat Chrysler’s media account.