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 […]


16 May
An open art exhibition & message spanning 10 UK cities

For some, hating commercialism used to mean rolling their eyes with the interruption of Friends. And now, some might think it means shaking their fist at pop-up ads. But a team of UK street artists have taken it to the next level. Brandalism is a crew of rabble-rousers who began projects in anti-advertising out of Britain a […]


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 Jul
The rise of the subvertisment movement. Resistance is (not) futile.

England is recently home to an international subvertising campaign hosting 25 artists from around the world. The artists designed large scale subvertisements to fit over public space billboards in a convention that has come to be known as Brandalism. The subvertisments mean to take back the landscape and put a fork in the eye of […]


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 […]


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 […]


2 Aug
App lets viewers change up their interaction with public spaces

Last month we mentioned a novel idea for an “Augmented Reality” app that allows one to walk throughout a city and watch popular scenes from movies that were filmed in the exact location they’re in. If you were in Venice, California you might see a scene from I Love You, Man or The Doors, while […]


27 Jun
History lessons never tasted so sweet

Stoyn, a Russian advertising agency, has introduced a line of popsicles based on iconic characters and items of historical magnitude. Treats include look-a-like Marilyn Monroe, Darth Vadar and Donald Duck popsicles that pair flavors to personality and context in a lighthearted and tongue-in-cheek way (pun intended). Formed from custom molds, the 3D popsicles — with […]