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Pick Your Poison: 36 Creative Concepts For Your Advertising Inspiration

No Matter If You’re In A Slump, This Collection Of Creative Concepts Is Sure To Get Your Advertising And Design Inspiration Flowing And Going. . . . Enjoy!


Like the other creative concepts that I’ve shared on this blog, this one can help you break out of most any slump, and get your creative juices flowing and are sure to brighten your illustration inspiration. BTW, these also come through artist representative, Richard Solomon, and “No” he didn’t pay me to post these.

Be sure to read the quotes below each illustration. They add a spark of fun and are very appropriate to this topic: “Pick Your Poison.”


David Palumbo
“Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.”
– G.K. Chesterton


Bill Sanderson
“I loved when Bush came out and said, ‘We are losing the war against drugs.’ You know what that implies? There’s a war being fought, and the people on drugs are winning it.”
– Bill Hicks


James Bennett
“Cigarettes are a classy way to commit suiside.”
– Kurt Vonnegut


David Johnson
“Drinking is the soldier’s pleasure.”
– John Dryden


Patrick Arrasmith
“Reality is just a crutch for people who can’t handle drugs.”
– Robin P. Williams


Tim Bower
“When you don’t hold your pipe with the proper poise, smoking is very hazardous for your image.”
– Bauvard


Paul Cox
“A woman drove me to drink and I didn’t even have the decency to thank her.”
– W.C. Fields


Murray Kimber
“It is now proven, beyond a doubt, that smoking is a leading cause of statistics.”
– Fletcher Knebel


CF Payne
“Now don’t say you can’t swear off drinking; it’s easy. I’ve done it a thousand times.”
– W. C. Fields

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John Mattos
“Eating and sleeping are the only activities that should be allowed to interrupt a man’s enjoyment of his cigar.”
– Mark Twain


Dongyun Lee
“A lady came up to me one day and said ‘Sir! You are drunk’, to which I replied ‘I am drunk today madam, and tomorrow I shall be sober but you will still be ugly.”
– Winston Churchill


Rudy Gutierrez
“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.”
– W.C. Fields


“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is bacteria.”
– Benjamin Franklin


Gary Kelley
“Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald


Maria Corte Maidagan
“Perfection is such a nuisance that I often regret having cured myself of using tobacco.”
– Emile Zola


Mark T Smith
“When I read about the evils of drinking I gave up reading.”
– Henny Youngman


Ricardo Martinez
“A cigar has “…a fire at one end and a fool at the other.”
– Horace Greely


Ted Wright
“I like to have a martini, Two at the very most. After three I’m under the table, after four I’m under my host.”
– Dorothy Parker


Michal Dziekan
“Smoking kills. If you’re killed, you’ve lost a very important part of your life.”
– Brooke Shields


Niklas Asker
“First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald


Guy Stauber
“Drugs are a bet with your mind.”
– Jim Morrison


Goni Montes
“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I’ve done it thousands of times.”
– Mark Twain


Tyler Jacobson
“There was a young lady named Mae
Who smoked without stopping all day;
As pack followed pack,
Her lungs first turned black,
And eventually rotted away.”
– Edward Gorey, Floating Worlds: The Letters of Edward Gorey & Peter F. Neumeyer


Eric Drooker
“My smoking might be bothering you, but it’s killing me.
– Anonymous


Andrew R Wright
“I drink to make other people more interesting.”
– Ernest Hemingway


Mark Summers
“To smoke or not to smoke: I can make of either a life work.”
– Mignon McLaughlin


Jason Seiler
“A good cigar is as great a comfort to a man as a good cry to a woman.”
– E.G. Bulwer Lytton

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1 Comment:

  • By Cathie Briggette 19 Jul 2013

    I found this through Linked-In… In Case you were wondering. And enjoyed the graphics and words immensely.
    Thank you!

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