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June 30, 2004

Jay's yellow sticky

from the Dede Dalton McMahon collection

June 28, 2004

Our favorite Tarheel

from the Dede Dalton McMahon collection

Remember those new business packets we used to put together that had pictures and bios of all of our senior team-members? Well, thanks to Dede, I have some of them and I will be posting them during the coming weeks. Let's start with our favorite Tarheel, Adelaide Horton.

To see the full image, click here

June 25, 2004

Magazine Art


A visual database of illustrations from a time when magazine cover art was the pre-eminent commercial art form.


June 24, 2004

A jay/day sing-along


Ok, everybody! In the key of C, let's raise our voices aloft and sing ...

Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you.
Happy birthday Eve Luppert.
Happy birthday to you!!!!!!!!

June 22, 2004

1987 NY Phone List

from the Dede Dalton McMahon collection

I think this one's pretty self-explanatory! To see a bigger size of this image, click on "Continue reading ...." And notice the date. What you can't see is that the word "Merry" (as in "Merry Cutler") is in red. That's because this was the invitation to the 1987 Christmas party.


June 21, 2004

jay/day 2004

from the Dede Dalton McMahon collection

At Jay's memorial, it was proposed that each June 21st be designated "jay/day." Why June the 21st? Because it's the longest day of the year. And how are we supposed to celebrate jay/day? Well, there's a link right over there on the right called "About jay/day (June 21st)." Just click on it and follow the instructions.

I'll start the new year off with a bang, courtesty of Dede Dalton McMahon, who was Jay's assistant for several years. Dede is something of a pack-rat and she has had in her possession all these years, an immense collection of photographs and other memorabilia from Chiat/Day. (There are photos from parties you won't believe!) She has provided them to me and, during the coming weeks and months, I will be posting scanned images of these treasures. You will always see them credited as "from the collection of Dede Dalton McMahon."

Let us observe the first item from that collection. It is a promotion that Chiat/Day held in order to promote car sales for our new client, Nissan. The idea? That we, the employees, would run to the nearest dealership to buy a new car. In return, we'd get a $1,200 check, and Jay's ever-transitory gratitude!

If you click on the "Continue reading ...." link, you can read the back of the card.

Happy jay/day, everyone!


June 20, 2004

More alums found!

Several alums have turned up this week. David Vertino, Jill T. Perkins, and Melanie Saltzman (Mendelson) Says Melanie: "I started there flipping on coffee urns before moving into the national broadcast group in NY from 87-91."


The following comes from the July 2004 issue of Harpers magazine. The spelling mistakes have been preserved. I can only imagine how much Jay would have loved this article:

From cover letters sent by job applicants, clients, and vendors to Killian & Company, an advertising firm based in Chicago, over the last four years.

It is my desire to develop and generate the revolving scheme to filter the consuming public in.

Today is the first day of my life. I am terrified of the all-out approach I sense in my spirit. However, I am not scared enough to let it stop me. I will sacrifice anything but my God (morals) and my family.

Originally from Vietnam, I also offer expertise in the following areas: Asian cuisine: I deliver in-box or out-of-the-box; traditional massage: I satisfy Client above their expectation; karaoke singing: but also a lot of listening, listening, and listening to Client. Would you like to taste any of those?

I want to obtain a deeper understanding of how Advertising firms.

At school he is a student of advertising, on the streets of Chicago he is a student of culture and memes. This is Advertising, finding that elusive why. Charles understand the nuances of culture, the relativity of trends, the impact of memes. He is all of us and one of us, he is the Cultural Chameleon.

Whos better to spew out incite, than a college senior?

Looking for a full creative person for your team? . Deep Studies on movies. Prepared for the totally unexpected advertising and Selling Blasting.

I want to expose my creative ideas for a good agency not just that the agency is good rather to build a image of quality. Thus, I am offering you this small note of request to give me a break by providing projects of
a. Creating concept for TV Commercials
b. Print media
c. Hoarding

Hi: Im from Ukraine, and wery interesting about profi advertisement. I have some interesting and absolutely new ideas (for example about car brands) but in our fuking (sorry) country its unreal to do own business. May be you want to work with us? Its will be really good.

June 14, 2004



Who is this energetic young woman? Her name is Pauli Luppert. Yes, Luppert. She is none other than the niece of our very own Eve Luppert. (Or, as Pauli likes to refer to her, "Auntie Eve.")

Pauli is a struggling young playwright, about to make her New York theatrical debut. And here's the exciting part: YOU get to participate! Yes, you! Remember how JayDay (which is coming up on June 21st) is all about supporting young artists? Well, make Pauli and her project your JayDay contribution.

Read what Pauli has to say:

Greetings Friends & Family,

Im dropping a note to yall to update you on some exciting goings-on in my crazy life.

As many of you know Im working, recreating, breathing, and eating theater in New York. Im still working at The Public Theater as an Assistant Theater Manager and about to start my third season managing Shakespeare in Central Park.

The latest news is that two plays I wrote were recently accepted in the New York Fringe Festival. The New York International Fringe Festival
(FringeNYC) is the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues! The festival runs this summer from August 13th - 29th. (www.fringenyc.org). This marks my New York City production debut as a playwright; my proudest accomplishment to date.

The two plays are SPARE CHANGE - the story of a young advertising executive torn between her convictions and her ambition, directed by Gwenyth Rietz, and produced by Young Minds Productions, Inc. The second is an adaptation of the classic childhood novel, Nancy Drew and The Clue in the Diary, produced by River Heights Productions.

The reason I am writing is because I need a little help to make the production of SPARE CHANGE a reality. The Fringe Festival will give a great deal of support for both productions. It will provide us with a performance venue, some marketing and advertising, and of course, the use of their name and access to their huge audience. Unfortunately, the Fringe Festival does not cover the cost of rehearsal space, costumes, set pieces and construction, lights, and the like. So, I am currently working to raise funds to stage SPARE CHANGE. Ive personally pledged to Producer Robert Gore, that I will raise $500 by June 30th. If you are willing and able to help in any way, Great! Whether you can contribute $5, $50, $500, or $5,000 your help will be enormously appreciated by me, our company of talented actors, designers, and producers, (all of whom are working on SPARE CHANGE on a volunteer basis).

Weve set up a secure website to accept contributions at;


Or you can send a check, payable to Young Minds Inc. If you would like more information or are interested in seeing a copy of our budget please contact me or Young Minds Producer, Robert Gore at robert@youngmindsinc.com OR (347) 528-7757.

Young Minds Productions, Inc.
474 Carlton Avenue, #2
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Peace, love and gratitude,


June 08, 2004

Seattle Public Library


You don't have to go to Seattle to see renowned Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas' Central Public Library. All you have to do is visit the website for the Seattle Times. They have links that will let you take a 360-degree tour.