Our 5 Favorite Promotional Products of the Week: 'South Park' Cutouts, Tie Dye Tees and More
You know that feeling when all of your sports teams are playing at the same time, in an unprecedented schedule-restructuring that results in a stars-aligned moment? You know that feeling when they all fail in spectacular fashion almost simultaneously and you want to forget sports exist forever?
Let’s just say we’ve been avoiding all of our usual sports beats on social media, and have had some extra time and incentive to hunt for fun promotional products across the web and in real life. This week’s haul is a good one, if we may say so ourselves. (We do say so. It’s our magazine.)
1. Foo Fighters Anniversary ‘Time Capsule’ Merchandise
THE FIRST FOO FIGHTERS 25TH ANNIVERSARY MERCH CAPSULE 👽 OUT NOW!
Features previously archived & new designs, artwork from album packaging or a re-imagination of existing art honoring each full length studio album & more! Quantities are limited!
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) September 22, 2020
Dave Grohl loves him some rock n’ roll nostalgia, doesn’t he? The Foo Fighters frontman and everyone’s cool uncle is releasing a new line of merchandise to celebrate the band’s 25th anniversary, and it includes plenty of old merch designs, re-imagined designs and more.
2. Denver Broncos ‘South Park’ Section
The Denver Broncos have a South Park section today at Empower Field.
— Front Office Sports (@FOS) September 27, 2020
Sports teams have been using cardboard cutouts of fans to make the games feel less empty. Usually they’ll take pictures of real local fans. The Denver Broncos sort of did that, taking their fictional local fanbase and putting them in the seats of Mile High Stadium. (Everyone even wore masks—even Kenny, whose face is already covered. You can never be too careful.)
3. Buffalo Bills Banners
BIG DUBS. 🚩🚩🚩 pic.twitter.com/Y1tPA9S7ut
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) September 27, 2020
Speaking of football, the Buffalo Bills have been celebrating each win (remember those, Philly?) by holding up a custom banner with a message on it. So far we’ve seen “Keep Buffalo a Secret,” “Stay Hungry” and “Big Dubs.” The banner campaign is a collaboration with local company Oxford Pennant. Oxford Pennant works with the Bills’ staff to create a theme for the week. If the Bills win, they hold up the banner.
4. ‘The Office’ David Brent Postcards
Just found some old promotional postscards from nearly 20 years ago 😂 pic.twitter.com/LuU4h0t170
— Ricky Gervais (@rickygervais) September 28, 2020
And speaking of rock n’ roll, who can forget David Brent, the star of the original U.K. “The Office,” whose sales career came second only to his love of music. These postcards unearthed by Ricky Gervais advertise Brent’s “hit” singles “If You Don’t Know Me By Now” and “Freelove Freeway.”
5. Repo Records T-shirt
One of our favorite local record shops in Philly has been selling these groovy tie dye T-shirts for a little while now. Tie dye is all the rage again (much like vinyl), so this design is perfect.