Anti-child abuse ad that only kids can see

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By Francis Andrews in News on Friday 10 May 2013

What if a child were being marched down the street by the very person who is abusing them? This clever advert about child abuse is for victim and aggressor alike, but in very different ways.

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Bizarre ad photography by Andrea Melcangi

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By Tristan Rayner in New Photography on Saturday 20 April 2013

Andrea Melcangi is a Milan based photographer, who demonstrates his passion for art through humourous, surreal advertising images. While we don’t expect to see them in Time Magazine anytime soon, the cheeky approach to catching your attention works for us.

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The world’s first invisible ad

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By Rebekah Rhoden in Tech on Thursday 28 March 2013

Lynx has always pushed the barriers of conventional advertising to reach consumers, and this time they did it by hiding their advert! LCD screens were strategically placed at the windows of a terrace building in Sydney, giving the impression that the videos were actually taking place inside each room. The catch was these videos could […]

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In Japan, you can get ad-supported underpants

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 19 March 2013

In Japan, a company is actually offering free underwear for any guy who’s willing to sport a few advertising messages on his butt. They even have the stats to explain why they think it’s worth convincing people to wear ad-supported underpants: apparently people who don the ads will be exposed to them up to eight […]

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Reduce, reuse, recycle: cardboard fine art by Mark Langan

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By Contributions in New Eco on Friday 8 March 2013

We are told on a daily basis to recycle and reuse and one Ohio based artist has done just that. Mark Langan takes supplies from his trash and the neighbourhood, reusing cardboard and reclaimed materials in order to create his art. Corrugated Art, as named by Langan, uses a material for which it was not purportedly […]

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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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