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.

via, doobybrain

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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Everything is NOT awesome

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Greenpeace’s new ad calls for LEGO to halt its production of Shell-branded LEGO toys and end its partnership with Shell Oil, thus saving children’s malleable brains from oil company propaganda.

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Printables

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Embedded With Adidas’ Social Media Team at the World Cup in Rio by Julie Ruvolo

Striving to Be the Most Talked-About Brand At the Tournament

Lunchtime Laughter

Sinbad on White BBQ Sauce

Morning Dose of Rufus the Hawk

The fiercest member of Wimbledon’s security team.

A great animal profile from Stella Artois and the Perfectionists.

Lunchtime Laughter

What do you POUPON?

Morning Dose of Buy My Volvo

The best homemade commercial for a 1993 Volvo station wagon, ever.

Ads from The Source magazine, circa 1990-1993

The real happiness in the internet is the endless archives. More here

via, @SheckyGreen

The Absolute Worst Video Containing Both Art and Skateboarding

Shown only so that you can get disgusted, laugh and shake your head at whoever thought this was a good idea, and then feel content with yourself by pressing the stop button and knowing that you could do better.

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MAD MEN meets Blaxploitation

When Smoking Was Still Mainstream Cool

Keith Haring x Lucky Strike

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