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July 16, 2013
Today's Photographer Promotional Piece We Love and Why: James Ransom
James Ransom's photography promotional post card looks like Whitney Houston Bodyguard ransom note sent from his hometown of New York, New York.
James Ransom's photography promotional post card sent from his hometown of New York, New York.
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James Ransom's detail shot of his logo photography promotional post card looks like Whitney Houston Bodyguard ransom note sent from his hometown of New York, New York.
Detail of James Ransom's logo on his photography promotional post card.
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James Ransom's photography promotional email looks like Whitney Houston Bodyguard ransom note sent from his hometown of New York, New York.
James Ransom's emailed version of one his promo cards.
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James Ransom's photography promotional post card looks like Whitney Houston Bodyguard ransom note sent from his hometown of New York, New York.
James Ransom's photography promotional post card sent from his hometown of New York, New York.

Yes, this is an amazing interior shot of someone's funky living room. However, let's just talk about James Ransom's logo. I have no idea how long he's been using this crazy-nuts logo, but I can't get it out of my head. It's dangerous, for obvious reasons.  Danger is good sometimes, because it lingers in your head. It's very hard to pass your eyes by something little like this. I want to know why there's a sketchy Bodyguard-style Whitney Houston ransom note font of the word "ransom" on this guy's promo. Flip the promo over and "Oh...it's his last name." Clever. I'm also a big fan of the dark, spooky, beautiful lighting of his interior selects to send out on both of his USPS mailer and his email promo—matches perfectly to his logo. On that note, the postcard promo's trip through the postal service—all the way from New York City—added a little taste of danger by tagging what looks like burn marks on the borders. Also very, very clever.

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