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Fun, fab blue jean advertising art at SFO Museum

The SFO Museum at San Francisco International Airport has a fun, fab new exhibit featuring advertising used to promote blue jeans from Levi Strauss & Co. as early as 1873.

At the SFO Museum: The Owner’s Favorite Pair 1899; Courtesy of Levi Strauss & Co. Archives, San Francisco

Spring 1970; printed catalog cover
Courtesy of Levi Strauss & Co. Archives, San Francisco

From Art Nouveau to Pop Day-Glo: Levi Strauss Advertising As Art features art and ephemera from the company’s archives, including catalog covers, salesman’s flyers, calendars and in-store advertisements from the 1890s to the 1970s.

Look for the exhibition in Terminal 3, by Gate 76

Western Wear 1941;
Courtesy of Levi Strauss & Co. Archives, San Francisco


Dance at ORD & MDW, drop your pants at PHL

Ready for St. Patrick’s Day festivities?

The Chicago airports are. Today, Friday, March 12, Irish dancers from the Trinity Academy will perform at both O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and at Midway International Airport (MDW). Performances will be 3 to 5 p.m. at O’Hare (in Terminals 1, 2, 3, and 5) and at Midway in Concourse A near the “Battle of Midway” exhibit.

And if you are traveling through Philadelphia International Airport (PHL ) between now and Sunday, March 14th, the Gap store there would like you drop your pants.

Old blue jeans collected by Gap stores nationwide will be turned into cotton fiber insulation.  And anyone who leaves a pair of pants will get a coupon good for 30% off their next denim purchase.

The project is a partnership with the Cotton. From Blue to Green campaign, which has so far turned 200 tons of recycled jeans into insulation for more than 540 houses built in areas destroyed by natural disasters .