George Lois: The Big Idea by George Lois
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The legendary George Lois is the most creative, prolific advertising communicator of our time. Running his own ad agencies, he is renowned for dozens of marketing miracles that triggered innovative and populist changes in American (and world) culture. In his twenties he was a pioneer of the landmark Creative Revolution in American Advertising. He introduced and popularized the Xerox culture; he created the concept and prototype design for the New York supplement for the Herald Tribune (the forerunner of New York magazine); made a failing MTV a huge success with his “I Want My MTV” campaign; helped create and introduce VH1; created a new marketing category, Gourmet Frozen Foods, with his name Lean Cuisine; and (by inventing yet another new marketing phenomenon) persuaded America to change their motor oil at thousands of Jiffy Lube stations. He made the totally unknown Tommy Hilfiger immediately famous with just one ad; and saved USA Today from extinction with his breakthrough “singing” TV campaign. In 1994, almost overnight, he changed the perception of ESPN from a “Demolition Derby” sports channel to the number one sports network with his dynamic “In Your Face” campaign. Additionally he created the winning ad campaigns for four U.S. Senators: Jacob Javits (R-NY); Warren Magnuson (D-WA); Minority Leader Hugh Scott (R-PA); Robert Kennedy (D-NY). His list of breakthrough ad campaigns goes on and on. The only music video he created, Jokerman by Bob Dylan, won the MTV Best Music Video of the Year Award in 1983. And in 2008, the Museum of Modern Art installed 38 of his iconic Esquire covers in its permanent collection, celebrated by a year-long exhibit: George Lois: The Esquire Covers @ MoMA.
George Lois is advertising’s most famous art director, the original “Mr. Big Idea.” Time magazine called Lois, “a media renaissance man… an iconoclastic genius… a legendary advertising guru.” He founded the creative revolution that spawned modern advertising, as his iconoclastic talent created icons – dramatizing the problems, solutions, foibles, and promises of American life. Indeed, most astute media critics recognize Lois as a pioneering avant-garde mover of the culture. In this mind-boggling archeological dig into his oeuvre, Lois discovers, and reveals, the influences on his unforgettable concepts as he probes the echoes in his mind’s eye, tracing more than one hundred of his “Big Ideas” back to the origin of each concept. Each double-page is a visual tour de force, a blueprint of creative inspiration, and a journey of discovery that will keep your eyes shifting back and forth between each Lois concept and the seed that gave it life.
George Lois is an adman-genius, an innovative thinker, a creator of cultural stigmas of advertising that lasts forever. Lois is the author of several books including Iconic America and $ellebrity, and his Esquire covers are in the permanent collection at The Museum of Modern Art. He has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Institute of Graphic Arts.
Released in September 2008
W 22.47 x L 31.29 x D 2.79 cm
Hardcover with Jacket
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