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RADIAN AFTERBURNER + RAMJET // Advertising & Editorial Pt. 2

This article is Part 2 in a series related to the RADIAN Weapons product launch. See Part 1 here AFTERBURNER + RAMJET print advertising and editorial that launched in November of 2021, and through the first month of 2022. Below are three insertions that comprised two months of ads supporting the launch of the RADIAN…

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PRIMARY WEAPONS SYSTEMS // BDE // Be Seen. Not Heard.

Introducing the PWS BDE 762 Suppressor: In April 2022, GUNLAND was approached by PRIMARY WEAPONS SYSTEMS (and recently new leadership) looking to launch an upcoming new product category, the PWS BDE 762 Suppressor. Having met at SHOT Show 2022, we were excited to create something refreshing and different, which would elevate the brand beyond its…

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STAY HARD // HARD SHELL

Last year, after my time at VIKTOS, I was approached by a gov/mil specialty brand to make “a tee shirt like VIKTOS makes” – which I deciphered as “something with a flair for kitsch and intended for a specific group”. The client needed a t-shirt for an ADS Warrior Expo Show, specializing in government tactical…

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Rejected T-Shirts

I’ve made a lot of t-shirts in my day, and the only thing greater than the t-shirts I’ve designed is the list of the ones that were rejected. Here is a couple from my SIG days that never saw the light of day: THE BIG WIN It was a big deal when the TANGO6T was…

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FLIR Teledyne // 2015 Tactical & Law Enforcement Catalog

SEE THE HEAT Role Responsible Strategy, and Management Lynn Twiss Freelance Strategist Strategy, Copywriting, Concepting Jake Murray Design & Photography Portland Agency FLIR, “The World’s Sixth Sense” was the brand motto that this 2015 audience-specific catalog was in support of. The concept is that with this “Sixth Sense” one could “SEE THE HEAT.” From illuminating…

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LEUPOLD // 2014 New Products

With complex product mixes, Leupold didn’t typically come to SHOT Show with only one new product introduction, but multiple across differing categories. The website we built in 2012 had the capability of pulling via the Artemis Marketing Database, all content into a single landing page – from across all categories. Shown below is the 2014…

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KIMBER // 2010 T-Shirt Designs

A set of Kimber t-shirt designs that were pitched to Kimber in 2010, under my Chambara freelance brand – was never produced. Thumb-Over-Thumb Combat Grip on Kimber 1911 I liked the non-traditional thumb-over-thumb grip on this 1911. Modern styles recommend straight thumbs. Digital Camo Kimber Covert 1911 This was to highlight the camouflage aspects of…

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LEUPOLD // Tactical Patches

Developed, but never executed, to promote the new Wave II versions of the MARK6 and MARK8 tactical riflescope line from Leupold Optics. Illustrating the distances of optical magnification and use cases through the striking distance of natural predators. THE DETAILS: STRIKING DISTANCE Distance Role Animal Short Rifleman Viper Medium Marksman Panther Long Sniper Eagle Direct…

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LEUPOLD // HISTORY

A Company History, That Moves Starting with the founding of Leupold & Vopel in 1907, long before Stevens came into the picture, and showcasing the big leaps forward in innovation. Combing over the archives to unveil never-before-seen materials, videos, and images, creating an immersive interactive experience, one that resides on the website to this day.…