DB&T: The Titanic Dinner Invite (UPDATE)

How getting “hands on” led to “land ho.”



UPDATE: DB&T and McCullough receive National Award

We’re pleased to announce that the custom invitations we developed, designed, and fabricated for Dubuque Bank and Trust’s Titanic: The Artifacts Exhibit preview event earned us a 2016 National Silver American Advertising Award from the American Advertising Federation®. McCullough was recognized among 135 of America’s most respected and successful creative agencies!

Kudos to the entire McCullough Creative team and a big THANK YOU to Dubuque Bank and Trust for giving us the opportunity to be part of on such a fascinating and important project.

Keep scrolling and learn about the creative process that brought these unique pieces to life!


(Post orignially published 06/08/15)

If you live in the area, you already know Dubuque Bank and Trust makes great things happen in our community. On top of providing exceptional banking products and services, DB&T sponsors many community-enriching events, like this summer’s Titanic: The Artifacts Exhibit at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium.

What you may not know is how much fun we had in helping promote the exhibit’s kickoff dinner. As the lead sponsor of the exhibit, DB&T had the opportunity to invite some of its customers to an exclusive Titanic-themed dinner. Along with replica dishware from the actual ship, DB&T provided us the event details and told us to make it memorable! Check out the photos below for more details.


After contacting box makers across the country and not finding any that could turn the project around in time, we decided to handcraft the packaging ourselves.

Custom Box



Taking inspiration from the early 1900s, we coupled tasteful imagery with a bold, contemporary typeface to modernize the opulence of the Titanic era.


Everything about this project was truly hands on: the boxes were handcrafted, recipients’ names were handwritten in calligraphy, and each invite was hand delivered.



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