Advertising
17 Sep
Mary Jane goes to the movies & sparks up the green carpet

With us being days away from the new Kevin Smith film release of Tusk on September 19th, A24 Films is doing an intoxicating marketing scheme with the help of LA-based weed dispensary Buds & Roses. Together they will be releasing two strains of high-end cannabis in honor of Tusk, one being “Mr. Tusk” and the other being “White Walrus”. Rumor has it […]


10 Jul
Taschen traces 1940s post-WWII America... through ads

If it weren’t for the Good War, there’d have been no Mad Men. Post-war American pride ignited a spending spree that swept the nation, and the surges of consumer culture can be traced through the pages of All-American Ads of the 40s. Taschen’s hardcover book traces the 1940s post-WWII America, through its ads and the world […]


28 Mar
Belt buckles, tshirts, posters & more from the French Robots

Daft Punk’s brilliant merchandise-marketing brain trust is doing something that is turning heads, and turning back clocks, to the 1970’s. With clever retro copy, an aged visual aesthetic and overall 70’s chic, one could say this is one of those moments when the advertising perhaps actually outsells the product itself. Want a “Get Lucky” T-shirt? […]


11 Nov
Taking place this Friday at Hero Complex Gallery

Our friend and artist extraordinaire, Jim Mahfood — aka Food One — is having his first solo exhibit in Los Angeles this Friday. How the hell he hasn’t done a solo show in LA before is beyond us, seeing as he’s one of the city’s most important underground artists. Whether its his LA Ink Stains […]


27 Sep
Gestalten explains how to communicate in the digital age

If you’re creating a website, developing an app, or looking to better develop and market your brand, the German-based brand management company Mutabor will be saving you a lot of time, creative effort and money with their new flexicover book Lingua Digitalis. Released by Gestalten, the book explores how to develop effective, memorable logos and […]


3 May
Projects, posters & history of illustrated information by Taschen

How do you best grasp obtuse concepts? With a constant influx of information, prose becomes tedious, PowerPoint is mundane, lectures are too easy to tune out; but the information graphic seems to maintain focus from even the shortest of attention spans. Author of Information Graphics Sandra Rendgen has concluded that visuals are the only way […]


12 Apr
A two-volume exploration into 1950's Madison Ave.

Capitalism saw its true boom in America from the 1950’s into the 1960’s. Advertising gained importance in design, presentation and overall execution, demographics would be specified and targeted, and the phrase “always be closing” would ring in the ears of business men across the states. TASCHEN America’s own Executive Editor Jim Heimann and contributing author […]


22 Mar
Cheeming Boey helps Sharpie win a TED Award

Awhile back we featured an artist named Cheeming Boey, who specializes in illustrations done on Styrofoam cups. His art is ridiculous, and we fell for his stuff instantly. Well apparently Boey was tapped by Sharpie for an ad (seemingly a no brainer), and that ad ended up winning the prestigious 2012 TED Award for “Ads […]