Hal Mayforth


A Belated Happy New Year

JANUARY 5, 2009

My new calendar is out the door and on it's way to clients and friends. If you didn't get one and would like one, let me know. Here are some of my faves.

The reason I know there is color symbolism in The Great Gatsby is because I had to write a paper on it in school. Just don't ask me to do it for food..
For my good buddy Jacker, who works in the Science Center at Harvard.
Bombay Sapphire, Dry with olives. Doesn't get much better.
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Happy New Year!

JANUARY 2, 2008
I'd like to wish my fellow Drawgers the best for a healthy, creative and financially huge New Year.

My new calendar is for most part out the door. If you didn't get one and would like one, please send me an email. This is the 25th year that I've done a calendar, which aside from making me feel old, makes me feel proud that I've been able to survive in this crazy industry. If there's one thing I've learned, it's that there's never a shortage of material. My sister informs me that I'm a bit heavy on the personal electronics, however. Here are some of my faves.
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2007 Calendar Redux

DECEMBER 22, 2006
Rob Dunlavey's got a better printer than me.  Or at least one's that more punctual, since I just got mine and I received his several weeks ago.

My calendar has been the cornerstone of my self promo efforts for many years now. In 1985 I was working as a paste up artist ( my specialty: IGA flyers) in a small studio in Waltham, MA when a client came in with some calendar type that he wanted statted. On lunch break, when no one was around, I statted his job and made a copy for myself, went home and put my own calendar together using art from my sketchbooks. I've been doing them ever since.

The calendar idea is a great fit for me because I get to cleverly call my attention to the 4th of May, which, incidentally, is my name and not my birthday. Prior to doing them in color, I did them in B&W for many years, the only color being the 4th of May , which was hand stamped. It also gives me the opportunity to get some of the previous year's sketchbook material out in front of Art Director's eyes.

I'd be happy to send one out to you if you email me your address.
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In an effort to shake the tree

MARCH 4, 2006
Here's a postcard that went out this week on my behalf to a massive amount of clients and art buyers. It's a riff on Lively up Yourself by Bob Marley. Will anyone get the hep reggae reference? Your guess is as good as mine.
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