Author Archives: mikethacker

the man who sold 13,001 chevrolet motor cars

In 1963 Joe Girard started selling cars in Detroit, Michigan. He worked for a Chevrolet franchise his first two months and excelled. He left that Chevrolet dealer to work for Merollis Chevrolet where he stayed for fifteen years. His first year selling new cars and trucks, all retail sales and no fleet sales, totaled 267 units sold. Over the course of his… Read More »

the electronic ink of sam curry

The information is thin regarding the historical and social context which influences artist Sam Curry. However, the outcome of his influences is revealed by his catalog of digital art, currently available for study at the community website archive deviantart.com.

charlie allen’s evidence

Illustrator and ad designer Charlie Allen posted the following notes January 20, 2009 on his blog about the history of ad illustration, Charlie Allen’s Blog.   “Chet Patterson and Jim Hastings, sometime in the 60’s, had a falling out. I never knew why….and this ad came through Butte, Herrero, and Hyde, a well known creative-design team… Read More »

art in the 21st century

United States Postal Service: America On The Move postage stamps. In the general course of aesthetic history, there have been countless attempts to define ideals;  but there are no genuine assertions that proclaim aesthetic progress occurs. Yet, in the realm of industrial design, and the mediums that inform and define it, there is a genuine technological progress.… Read More »