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Baby, You Can Drive My Moving Van: A Brand, A Blog, And The Beatles

May 19, 2020

the Beatles as American Van Lines moving men playing floor lamp cat scratching pole birdbath instead of guitars Ringo drumming on packing boxesblank vertical space, 16 pixels highAmerican Van Lines is a family-owned company that offers long distance moving services to any location worldwide. They’re based in Pompano Beach, FL.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

They hired me to write and illustrate their blog.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

We had some fun with a post called 10 Beatle Songs About Moving.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

You didn’t know the Beatles wrote songs about moving? Oh, yes. All My Loving is about moving. So’s A Hard Day’s Night, and even Penny Lane.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

You can read all the shocking details on the AVL blog.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

Plus… you’ll get to see my handsome face at the end. A cool bonus… 😊
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About Mark: I’m an illustrator specializing in humor, editorial, branding, social media, and content marketing. My images are different, like your brand needs to be.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

You can view my portfolio, and connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.blank vertical space, 16 pixels high

Questions? Send me an email.blank vertical space, 40 pixels highRecommendation testimonial for Mark Armstrong Illustration from Heather Onorati, Content Director, Dermatology & Aesthetics

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. Mia Moravis permalink
    May 19, 2020 11:37 AM

    What Fab Four fun! Always a pleasure to see and read your incredible insights, Mark! ❤


    • May 20, 2020 11:09 AM

      Whoa! That means a lot coming from The Belle of Broadway!! Thank you on behalf of Sgt. Pepper, Mr. Kite, and the whole band!! 👍💪😘


  2. May 19, 2020 12:20 PM

    A cool bonus indeed, as if a cool post wasn’t enough already! As one of the Beatles says I’ve got my feet in the clouds!!!! ☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️☁️9


    • May 20, 2020 11:32 AM

      Lady Marina! Every Little Thing you do makes This Boy say I Feel Fine and sends me on a Magical Mystery Tour Across The Universe where There’s A Place where All I’ve Got To Do is eat ambrosia which I could do Eight Days A Week!! Thank You Girl and All My Loving From Me To You– The End!! 🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨🍨😋😘

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  3. May 29, 2020 5:54 PM

    Congrats. for the gig with the firm. 😀 We need some light humour these days. By the way, I didn’t you had several blogs.


    • May 31, 2020 10:48 AM

      Hi, Jean! Many thanks and nice to see you. Probably sounds self-serving, but I think humor is always aligned with hope. Laughter helps renew us so we can press on despite difficulties.

      This is really my only blog but I can see where it might be confusing. I reblog certain posts on the Medium platform, and I recently became a contributor to Business 2 Community. Just a way to get some extra exposure.

      Keep pedaling, and stay ahead of those nasty virus germs!! 🚴 💨 👾👾👾 😊

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      • May 31, 2020 8:58 PM

        Cycling helps stay ahead of the virus… especially in more sparsely used parks.


  4. June 7, 2020 4:05 PM

    All my fav. songs on that list and all so moving – who knew?! 😀 Beatle not belittle, eh?
    Lovely sketches and great humour as always, mon ami.


    • June 8, 2020 1:17 PM

      My dear Radhika!!! You have knocked me and my cup of chai askew over teakettle!– a most delightful experience, and I dinna spill a drop!! Quite overwhelmed am I by your lovely and witty comment, and your tidal wave of Likes. More thrilling than surfing the Ganges, and that’s saying something– yeah, yeah, yeah!!

      Well, it’s always wunnaful to see you here, and I hope this finds you well and smiling that big smile of yours. You’ll be glad to know I recently ordered a gamchha from Mumbai Cotton Creations (dot com). I sent them a screenshot of the Soul to Earth logo and said: “I want a pattern like this here thingie.” It arrived today and looks great. Now I’ll kinda be able to take you with me as I wander around trying to figure out where I’m going. You’re sure to bring me luck, so… thanks a lot, mon amie!! 😊


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