The Girl With The Pierced Eardrum

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Banksy gives Vermeer’s masterpiece a 21st century update in what some could see as the beginnings of his visibility campaign in anticipation of HBO’s upcoming special.

Tim & Eric & General Electric

America’s favorite weirdos (including Jeff Goldblum) give the infomercial medium a much needed injection of humor in this commercial spot for GE’s new smart lightbulb, the Link.

“I want to cook condom food for you”

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Leave it to the Japanese to integrate condoms into cuisine for a cookbook promoting safe sex.

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Feed the Rush

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Coca-Cola has announced that they’re bringing back cult soda Surge in an exclusive partnership with Amazon.

Your Mother Wears Nike.

Is this video art? Is this advertising? Is this a music video film? These are the questions that went through my head as I watched this entire video by Dr. Romanelli, featuring highlights from British Knights advertising history. Accompanied by a soundtrack created by Alchemist, Samiyam and Action Bronson, British Knights: Which Ways The Beach Mix, as it’s officially known is a hypnotic journey through a world of bygone creativity… and it’s really fucking good.

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The 1992 Equivalent of a Carl’s Jr. Commercial

Supermodels of the time Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Tatjana Patitz, and Kate Moss hawk the 1992 Vauxhall Corsa in this ad inspired by Tim Burton’s Batman Returns.

Barely Legal Pawn

Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for the (Emmy) win.

Lunchtime Laughter

Amy Poehler as an art dealer

Like Raisins in Your Cookies

John Oliver goes in on Native Advertising.

Morning Dose of Selling In

Mother Father! Swagger Wagon ft. Busta Rhymes is pop culture birth control.

When They Are Your Walls, You Can Do Anything

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Proof in point in this “Bad Ad” campaign by Doubleday & Cartwright for Colossal Media. On a side note: if anyone has the wall space, we’d love to run a house ad, too. And by “house ad” we mean an ad on the front or side of your house. Get at us through our contact section and we’ll take it from there.
 
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How Baseball Brought Drip Coffee Makers into American Homes

It was Joltin’ Joe Dimaggio who put Mr. Coffee on the map.

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Printables

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Fashion Advertising: Controversy — Where Has It Gone? by Lisa Lockwood (with contributions from Cynthia Martens, Lauren McCarthy)
 
After shifts from the shocking and suggestive to the socially conscious and aspirational, the fashion industry has entered a new state of advertising: tame.

Doers and Percievers

Stefan Sagmeister happily chimes on about storytelling. The business kind, not the fun kind.

Morning Dose of Pre-Owned Design

NOT MINE by Guy Trefler… creating the new out of the used.

Legendary Lady

Paula Scher — A Woman of Identities

Harvey Wallbanger

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The character (and drink) that helped introduce Galliano to the American market in the 1970s.
 
Ingredients

2 oz vodka
6 oz fresh orange juice
1/2 oz Galliano
 
Preparation

Pour vodka and orange juice into a highball glass, add ice & stir. Float Galliano on top.
 

Way to Go, Australia

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Seems some grown-up people are getting pretty pissed off at Wicked Campervans backside slogans.

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Daddy’s Trying to Double Your Money, Kid

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With each passing game, Singapore’s World Cup anti-gambling campaign is backfiring.

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