Bizarrely (horribly) racist vintage ads

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By Annie Churdar in New Art on Thursday 7 March 2013

These ads are real. Shocking, I know. If you think advertising today is insensitive and racist, just get an eyeful of the way things used to be. Who said things used to be morally better? Because the way I see it, society isn’t quite this blatantly racist anymore. It looks like we’ve advanced just a little bit […]

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In Japan, girls legs are now walking billboards. Literally!

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Trends on Wednesday 6 March 2013

In Japan, ad agency Absolute Territory PR has begun to advertise on the once-unclaimed real estate of … wait for it … girls thighs. Now any girl over the age of 18 can be paid to be a walking billboard. The only requirements are that they have to wear the stamped-on ad for eight hours […]

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Signs of the Apocalypse: the new Internet Explorer

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 5 February 2013

There’s been a lot of online chatter about the new Internet Explorer’s campaign, The Browser You Loved to Hate, especially now that its launched its Child of the 90s ad. We’re more tickled by their Signs of the Apocalypse posts though, which pokes fun at our Instagram-obsessed generation.

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These fantastic car ads will make you drool

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By Kat Heap in New Design on Tuesday 22 January 2013

This fantastic piece of advertising for BMW caught my eye when trawling through Behance/a> for inspiration. The combination of digital and traditional illustration has created something unique and beautiful, and despite the fact that I don’t even have a drivers licence, it makes me want to own a BMW.

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Worst mag ads in the 60s and 70s

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Sunday 23 December 2012

Have we stumbled upon a gem of a time capsule here? It’s coming to the end of 2012, so Business Insider chose the worst 1960s and 1970s ads from men’s magazines from combing classic advertising book The Male Mystique — just so it’s obvious to see how far the ads of today have come.

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Project Change: commute to work and pay with a smile

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By Lucas Jatoba in Video on Tuesday 30 October 2012

Advertising agency Euro RSCG Australia is changing its name to Havas Worldwide. But they want to change more than that. So, they’re launching PROJECT CHANGE: a series of actions to bring positive change in the world. The first thing they wanted to change was how miserable people are on their way to work. They did […]

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Vintage ads that are so bad, they’re good

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Friday 19 October 2012

If you’ve been brainwashed by Mad Men and regularly lament that the Golden Age of Advertising is no more, we implore you to look at these ads from the past. There, faith shaking yet? Yeah, we thought so.

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Retromercial: Rasin Bran

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By Jessica Tremp in Video on Wednesday 17 October 2012

Whether you enjoy a trip down memory lane, swoon over anything nostalgia, or simply wonder how brands ever survived with these advertisements, there’s something worth chuckling over for all of you.

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Oversized soda machine dispenses showers for humans

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Saturday 25 August 2012

Way to feel pretty epic: hit the beach for some sun, then stand under a gigantic soda dispensing machine for a shower. Yes, Sprite has invaded the beaches in Tel Aviv and Rio De Janiero with a giant soda dispensing machines that’s fully functioning and gives out free (water) showers. This stroke of marketing genius is concocted by ad agency Ogilvy & Mather.

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Hugh Leeman vandalizes corporate ads for art’s sake

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By Hugh Leeman in New Art on Saturday 5 May 2012

Sometimes at night when I pray, I wonder if there is a God. And then amidst the dark silence, I know that there is, for it is the voice in my head saying ‘Hugh, cover up corporate advertising with your vandalism. Do it not just for fun but also for the father and my son’. […]

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Never say no to Panda Cheese

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By Lara Nasser in Video on Tuesday 1 May 2012

Egyptians. Are. Hilarious. And this advertising campaign is exemplary. In it, innocent and unsuspecting people learn not to reject or even question their consumption of the product in question: Panda Cheese.

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Honest parody ad slogan ideas

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By Jonathan Terhaar in Cool Websites on Wednesday 28 March 2012

The corporate world has become an easy target in the age of the Internet, when everybody knows a brand’s logo at a mere glance. As an idle advertising major, I couldn’t help but appreciate the pure honesty and truth behind these parody slogan ad ideas.

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Want to see Sarkozy’s greatest triumph? Watch on in awe

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By Merzipan in Video on Wednesday 28 September 2011

France privatizes an historically socialist service — phones — and look what happens. KITAYNS EVRAYWHAR! It doesn’t matter if you speak French or not, this commercial proves that before long, capitalism and socialism will both be dead and the furballs will rule over all.

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Showcase Gallery launch exhibition in Sydney

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By Ilona Marchetta in New Art on Saturday 23 July 2011

Showcase Gallery officially opened in Darlinghurst this month, providing one a new avenue in Australia that supports creative professionals wanting to develop their artistic profile.

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This is what ads will look like in the (distant) future

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By carlo muttoni in New Trends on Thursday 2 June 2011

Outer space will be advertising’s new frontier and, even if we’ll be too old by the time this business is going to be fully established, it’s worth to imagine how it will look like. This is a short sample of Space Ads I made up, imagining a future of cross borders (the United States of China) and new bio-technologies (Liz Taylor will be brought back to life for the joy of all of us).

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