Archive for September, 2009

Ok, this made my day. When you walk around your neighborhood and see telephone polls with handwritten ads for roommates wanted or a lost cat – do you ever really stop to think that it’s advertising? I mean, of course it is, but do you wonder why the same amount of thought and design that […]


You remember DoubleTwist – they’re the company that first pissed Apple off by creating software that allows you to use your iTunes music on any device. (A big Apple no-no.) Then they tweaked them even further by buying ad space for the product on the side of the Apple Store in San Francisco. Apple had […]


5 second sex.

30Sep09

You know when you go to the beach, accidentally bump into someone, and then 5 seconds later you’re having sex? I hate when that happens, because I never have a condom handy. However if these 5 second AIDS awareness ads have anything to say about it, we’ll all remember in the future. (They’re semi-NSFW.) Actually, […]


How do you categorize these? New media? I’d complain that the tackiness level is off the charts, but then I remembered this is advertising we’re talking about. There is no ceiling for tacky. Via.


Here’s as crazy a product display as you’ll see. The Puma Store in London assembled this amazing Ferrari F-1 car using 1,500 t-shirts, 88 pairs of jeans, 20 belts and 26 pairs of shoes and baseball caps. Whoever designed this is a stud. Via.


WTF?

29Sep09

No, it’s not what you think it means. It’s the unfortunate former logo of the Wisconsin Tourism Federation. Apparently they got tired of all the 4th grade snickering and decided to flop a few letters around. Now they’re the Tourism Federation of Wisconsin, which hardly rolls off the tongue. The Wisconsin Tourism Council? The Wisconsin […]


If you’ve worked in advertising for any length of time, you have some great stories about clients killing or maiming your work. Some clients are just afraid – they’d rather keep with the status quo and protect their jobs instead of going out on a limb. Other clients simply don’t get it. And a few […]


Well, I guess this is one way to get customers. Do I have to submit a mouth resume? My dental records? Via.


To us old fogies, the faux- titillating and trying-too-hard American Apparel ads just make me want to turn the page. I mean sure, sex sells, but when a brand bludgeons you to death with skin it gets tired fast. (See: Abercrombie & Fitch.) However, these ads aren’t for me. They’re aimed at teens and early […]


Ok, let’s have 8:00 minutes of Friday ad dork fun. Click here for the game and see how many logos you can identify. Some are easy. Some are much harder. I got 25 out of the 36. When you’re done with that one, you can always try the mascot quiz that I posted a while […]



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