DB&T: The Titanic Dinner Invite (UPDATE)

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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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