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Web Site of the Week: William F. Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design

The Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which is appropriate since that is where William F. Eisner started his first advertising agency, at the age of 33. Eventually Eisner had a number of businesses, including a “printing company, photography studio, recording studio, graphic design house, and a public relations firm.”  The five online exhibits available to visitors on the museum’s website include “The Art of the Album Cover”, which features work from artist Alex Steinweiss, who in 1939 forever changed the way record modern albums were marketed.  Visitors can learn about the power of  advertising through the “Burma-Shave” signs exhibit, as it was one of the most advertising campaigns in history.  The “New Set of Wheels” exhibit, contains print, radio, and television ads for some of the most popular cars of the 1920s-1960s, and teaches visitors how “advertising efforts of this time came to influence automotive consumer behavior as much as automotive engineering”. [KMG]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2011.

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