Sunday, February 17, 2008

Speaking of Louisiana....

I came across this ad in an old issue of Martha Stewart-Living (which I LOVE, by the way):

As I was saying in my earlier post, Louisiana needs tourism dollars. So, to help with the post-Katrina re-building you can help JUST by spending your next vacation in Louisiana.

In case you can't read it, the phone number on the ad above is: 1-800-933-5907 or go to the website The artist in the ad is Winton Marsalis, lending his name and image to the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism - 2006.

I love everything about this ad; it appeals to all my artistic senses, from the cool edging around the photo, to the black&white photo with the awesome shadow on the wall, to the use of an old-looking postcard for the text as well as the musician's incredibly unique signature. It's awesome! I'm going to try to copy the style for a digital scrapbook layout. It also inspired me to google Winton Marsalis and see what I could learn about him. Here's his official website. Tons of great info and if you aren't already a jazz fan, this website just may convince you to give Winton's music a listen.

Visit Louisiana!

1 comment:

Kristen said...

New Orleans does rock! Glad you had a good time....but I'm very disappointed you only ate one plate of beignets....that is NOT the Hansen way.