The Archive department was in San Francisco last week. Now there are some great, great agencies in this town, Goodby,Silverstein & Partners, Publicis & Hal Riney, Butler, Shine, Stern & Partners, Pereira & O'Dell, I could go on. There is a certain mystique to the Bay area we all feel when we're there. The fog comes in and your walking to City Lights in North Beach and you might stop into a great Italian place or Asian or settle in at the Tadich Grill. Maybe the best city for food after Paris.
And you don't want to leave.
Which brings me to the advertising man that hovers over this city like no other. Howard Luck Gossage, he's the spirit that lives on. He was way before his time in his intellectual thinking towards advertising, he may have hung out with more progressive thinkers than even James Webb Young. He had a conscience. Read the book, The Book of Gossage, it's inspiring.
Howard was elected to The One Club Creative Hall of Fame in 1970.
This video talks a little about the man.