Les Bentley Boys

The 90th 24 Hours of Le Mans happens this weekend. Bentley won it 10 years ago and made this video to celebrate.

The Subconscious Art of Bill Posting

We’re on the fence about the “Subconscious Art of Graffiti Removal,” but definitely see the subconscious art in bill posting. The constant layering and removal of bills creates spontaneous designs and organic textures akin to abstract expressionism, as seen in these photos by Romain Babeau.

Printables

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Psychedelics and the Advertising Man: The 1960s “Countercultural Creative” on Madison Avenue by Cynthia B. Meyers

1960s ad men needed to tap into contemporary culture for advertising ideas. Taking psychedelics was one way to do that.

From The Archives: Ads From The New Deal

Color repetition combined with the art and humor of Andy Howell and Ed Templeton.

Hot Dog & the City

“20 hot dogs in 90 seconds.” Some mighty interesting variations here.

via, doobybrain

Printables

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Drugstore Cowboy by Jake Pearson

Meet the career con man who made a fortune selling illegal pharmaceuticals online—and pulled off a federal sting that forced Google to pay $500 million.

Desire

A Ridley Scott Associates film featuring the Jaguar F-TYPE and starring Damian Lewis, Shannyn Sossamon, and Jordi Mollà. Reminiscent of BMW’s The Hire series from 2001-2002.

Lunchtime Laughter

Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy: “The Challenge”

The Simpsons Opening Sequence

With Humans.

via, itsnicethat

Reaching The Digital Vanguard

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A look back at Wired’s 1992 Media Kit

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Today in Beer Marketing Gimmicks

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Budweiser is introducing an already crushed Bowtie-Shaped Can.

Jeff Koons Art Magazine Ad Series

Four ads taken out in four different publications (Artforum, Art in America, Flash Art, and Art News) used to publicize the exhibition of his now famous ‘Banality Series’ in 1988. The show happened simultaneously in three galleries, with each sculpture in an edition of 3.

From Wikipedia:

Each of the full-page features depicted different parts of Koons’ reputed persona:

• A propagator of the banal: Koons is shown alongside two pigs
• A bad influence on future generations: he is in a classroom with lots of children, a blackboard contains the slogans “Exploit the Masses” and “Banality as Savior”
• A gigolo: he is standing in front of a boudoir-style tent
• A ladies man: he is with a pony and several women in bikinis

Lunchtime Laughter

Camp Vibes: Poler’s Instructional Video from the “’80s”

via, MonsterChildren

Casey Neistat Makes A Car Commerical

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And gets a new car in return.

The Mercedes CLA Project

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1991 Saab 900 – A rolling tribute to Swedish Automotive Design

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This classified ad—complete with Wes Anderson type—almost makes you want to buy this money pit*.

“* A note on the subject of maintenance: It is critically important that you understand this is a vintage auto made by Northern Europeans who had a particular vision for what a car should be. While this will inevitably lead to some frustrations on your end when troubles arise, it’s important to keep a solid perspective that these minor issues are part of the entire Saab owning “experience”. Of course, if you’re not interested or not willing to take part in such a relationship, there are some solid Toyota dealerships in Paramus we could recommend.”

Morning Dose of Ten Little Indians

A catchy anti-drug PSA from 1972.

(Thanks Simon!)

Lunchtime Laughter

White Ad Execs Make Commercials for Black People

“the more OK you consume, the more OK you feel”

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The history of OK Soda: Coke’s Failed Gen-X Drink.

One added bit of history not included is Shepard Fairey’s early campaign against it.

Vans Parade

A Brand Anthem directed by Ross Harris

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