I don’t know why I’m just now seeing these, but they are too cool to pass up. This campaign was created for The Smithsonian, the worlds largest museum. Sadly, it isn’t a real live campaign. Designer Jenny Burrows and copywriter Matt Kappler created this fake ad campaign for their portfolios. Little did they know it would get massive attention on a national scale. You can read about the whole story and see Jenny Burrows’ work here on her Behance portfolio.
I love history. I love great design. When someone combines the two and makes both exciting, I gotta give them props. Great job, guys.
P.S. — one small historical tidbit from me — Teddy Roosevelt was actually shot just before his speech. He then opened with, “Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know whether you fully understand that I have just been shot; but it takes more than that to kill a Bull Moose.” He not only started the speech, but he spoke for 90 minutes WITH A FRIGGIN BULLET IN HIS CHEST! Doctors decided it would be too dangerous to remove it so they LEFT IT IN for the rest of his life. LIKE A BOSS.