Advertising
4 Jan
When George Lois offers you advice, take it.

Legendary ad-man George Lois, known best for his groundbreaking Esquire covers (which we’ve covered before) wrote a book to give advice for people with talent, and it’s damn good advice too. Perhaps Lois has been accused in the advertising world for taking credit for others’ work, but in this Phaidon book the art director/designer/author offers […]


4 Jan
Pin-up inspired bombshell calendar from a fanzine for models

Looking to do for models what fanzines like Tiger Beat and Circus did for teen idols and rock stars, nascent magazine Lovecat is a quarterly print publication dedicated to the ladies that sell us everything from mascara to push-up bras. Their 3rd issue includes a pin-up inspired calendar featuring models Damaris Lewis, Heide Lindgren, Charlotte […]


31 Oct
The final book in trilogy of complete world knowledge

God I love John Hodgman. Ever since first seeing him on The Daily Show I recognized his genius, and so did apparently Jon Stewart, as from that first appearance he’s grown to become the show’s re-occurring “Resident Expert”. Since then of course he played the role of the hapless “PC” in those brilliant Mac ads, […]


5 Oct
Dropping F-bombs for the "World Gone Sour" campaign

Apparently Method Man is a big fan of Sour Patch Kids. Who knew. With Rae’s obsession with marble cake, I can’t say I’m shocked (altho Ghost’s healthy veggie ways might have some beef). Given Meth’s a true fan, is this selling out or simply a man declaring his love for diabetes bait? I gotta tip […]


19 Sep
Blowing bubbles in the face of bad marketing

When we went to the launch of the 2012 Scion iQ last month, during part of the presentation they took us into a small room and showed us a 3D film — fully  immersive, complete with bubbles that came out when the iQ goes to the car wash and high powered wind. During the ride […]


20 May
Romania's Anim'est International Animation Film Festival

While it’s not necessarily capitalism per se when you’re promoting an animation film festival, this still belongs in our odes to well executed commercials. Ogilvy puts together this really clever live action piece to promote the Anim’est International Animation Film Festival in Romania, which goes down the 7th-16th of October in Bucharest…


12 May
The safer you play, the longer you stay

The World of Sex animation was put together as part of a campaign commissioned by AIDES.org, the largest non-profit working on HIV-related issues in France. They way they say, “The safer you play, the longer you stay,” and considering some of the “rides” it seems like a fun place to hang around for awhile. For […]


29 Mar
Don Draper, Kurt Cobain and Damien Hirst sell Nikes

New York graffiti artist Katsu has been bombing NYC with a series of Fake Ads, subverting Nike and MoMa adverts with the likenesses of everyone from Bill Murry, Morrissey and Jay-Z to Steve Jobs, Chief Wiggum and Damien Hirst. He’s also producing a limited run of signed and framed prints available for purchase at Katsu […]