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Powerball – "Dollar Type" Headline Campaign

When New York Lottery's Powerball doubled it's starting jackpots from $20 million to $40 million, winners would be the kind of rich that meant money was no object. The Lottery needed a campaign to help inspire the imaginations of New Yorkers and drive ticket sales. A few months after launching the "Yeah, that kind of rich." campaign we followed up with this headline campaign. We wanted something memorable that featured unique typography. The idea was to use stacks of real $100 bills to create an entire set of characters, then use those to build the headlines. To help accomplish this, we hired designer/typographer Craig Ward, who invited us to his studio to create the type. We sculpted each individual letter from one or two stacks of cash, photographing each along the way, then Craig painstakingly built each headline from the letterforms captured.

Project Roles
Art Director
Company
DDB
Skills
Art Direction, Comedy, Commercial, Copywriting, Design, Humor, Outdoor, Print, Type Design
Media
Advertising, Key Art, Lettering, Posters, Typography
Project Industries
Advertising, Entertainment
Powerball – "Dollar Type" Headline Campaign
Powerball – "Dollar Type" Headline Campaign
Powerball – "Dollar Type" Headline Campaign
Powerball – "Dollar Type" Headline Campaign
Powerball – "Dollar Type" Headline Campaign
Powerball – "Dollar Type" Headline Campaign
Powerball – "Dollar Type" Headline Campaign
Powerball – "Dollar Type" Headline Campaign
Powerball – "Dollar Type" Headline Campaign
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