Todd and Ryan and their plaid shirts, eyewear, red keg cups and facial hair received the memo in advance of the unidentified San Diego festivities. Not all memos happen at work, especially those that Memo HQ deems a priority due to friend bias.
Bonus points for anyone who can guess what the celebratory banner behind them says.
Who can resist a pre-fab pun? Titling their submission “Maroon 4” earned London’s Finish TV foursome a direct-to-Tumblr immediate post.
Kitchen memo, featuring New York startuppers Peter and Kyle in startup uniform hoodies.
Filed in the department of stretching-the-memo-parameters-to-favor—a-media-property, we present this submission of a quartet of L.L. Bean snow boots. On the first day it snowed in Manhattan. In Manhattan. Wouldja just look at that, I mean REALLY.
In all seriousness, Maud Deitch from Studio@Gawker: this was a quite a well composed offering, many thanks. And tell Denton we are NOT for sale (but by all means open to negotiate…just call us). xo!
This trilogy of man pairs demonstrates a progression from the most to the least original in men-memos. Sometimes we feel we could be accused of discriminating here at Memo HQ, favoring women who generally appear in more interesting memo combos. Before any of you reverse #changetheratio-ers get all cray on us for not posting a guys-in-nondescript-button-downs submission, we invite you to alert yourselves this post to understand where you fall on the spectrum.
Thanks to gentlemen from A+//Academy Films, Knock Twice and the University of Michigan for participating in this educational exercise.
Wonder what Sam and Emma from Chicago Ideas Week are going to be for Halloween. Any ideas?
Did you miss us? Memo HQ has been a little quiet, but we’re back! Who knew it would only take a lovely embroidered floral man shoulder or two to snap us out of our long nap. Or maybe it was the incredibly yellow table. Thanks to Rory, Nicola and submitter Daisy from 4Creative for the poke, now we’re ready to tackle the Memo inbox. Stand back!
"Mustard been a coincidence!"
We love a pun, and these ladies did our job for us in their submission subject line. Thanks to Memo-getters Clare, Carolyn and submitter/punner Gemma from Coley Porter Bell in London, we’ll go ahead and take the afternoon off.
Out of office plaid Memo! Dallas, Texas-based Justin Brands colleagues Clayton and Monica received the Memo at lunch, while New York-based Ken and Haley of The Morris + King Company were Austin-bound upon receipt of theirs.
If you’re wondering whether it’s white jeans season, why not consult the Memo received by these two sailors, William and Daniel, of Ralph Lauren Home. Special thanks to Jay Austin for the hot tip.