It was 175 years ago today that Texas declared its independence from Mexico. The Republic of Texas then became a U.S. state in 1854. Not long after statehood, the C.H. Guenther family opened a flour milling operation that has grown significantly over the years and is now the oldest family-owned business in Texas. C.H. Guenther & Son, Inc. is a featured “Based Here, Born Here” advertiser in this month’s Terquasquicentennial Issue of Texas Monthly. We’re proud to have played a part in designing their ad, an old-fashioned illustration on a flour sack.
Many thanks to Steve Popp, a Texas native and proprietor of Popp Brand Advertising, the art director who gave us the opportunity to be involved. Like Steve, a couple of our key creative staff members spent their early design careers in the fertile creative market of Dallas. We know the fierce pride Texans have in their independent spirit. We aimed to have that come through in the illustration.
If you have a chance, pick up a copy of Texas Monthly. It’s a beautifully designed publication.