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D. A. Hammond

D. A. Hammond

Duane Hammond, aka D. A. Hammond, is a Buckingham Scholarship graduate from the Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts (1964).

Immediately after graduation, until 1969, he worked as a graphic designer and art director for advertising agencies in New Hampshire and Boston.

In 1969 he started his own graphic design company , The Magnificent Art Machine, and in 1981 the name was changed to Hammond Design Associates, Inc. For thirty-nine years, Duane produced award-winning sales and marketing literature and advertising materials for many businesses. Some of his national and multi-national clients included EG&G, Inc., Data General, Bell & Howell, Sylvania and Compaq plus manufacturers, financial institutions and non-profit organizations.

He has won many awards for his design including two NH Graniteer Best of Show Awards, Hatch Awards, Boston and New York Art Directors Awards, Desi Awards and over thirty-five more from other recognized trade groups. He has also had his work published in such prestigious magazines as PRINT and CA.

Now semi-retired, Duane spends his time painting pastels and watercolors. He has won several awards for his work and his paintings are on exhibit and for sale throughout New Hampshire in many galleries.

Duane is a member of the New Hampshire Artists Association, Manchester Art Association, Sharon Art Center, and the Durham Art Association.

His painting style includes impressionism and realism. Subjects range from seascapes, landscapes and cityscapes to wildlife and a series of whimsical, satirical pigs.

Pigs ina Poke™ Collection #1 (Beech River Books, 2006) is a wonderful collection of satirical and whimsical pigs in artwork created since 2003 by D. A. Hammond. Mr. Hammond and his art have been featured on television on New Hampshire Chronicles, in Decor magazine, and in numerous local and regional publications and newspapers. Flyer page1. Flyer page2.

Pigs ina Poke™ Collection #2 (Beech River Books, 2010) continues the fun with another 51 pieces of artwork created since 2006 by D. A. Hammond. Flyer.

You can go on-line to and you’ll see links to all kinds of wonderful Pigs ina Poke™ pigphenalia such as cards, T-shirts, ornaments, shadow boxes and framable quality prints. We keep adding to the list of artwork and reproductions, so check in periodically.

And soon there will be Collection #2, Collection #3....After suffering through some of our puns, you may have a good idea of your own you’d like to share with us, so please e-mail us at


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