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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Credit Counselling Society business card design

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By Carson Ting in New Design on Wednesday 16 March 2011

The Credit Counselling Society is a registered non-profit service based in Vancouver. We created this unique business card for them by reproducing a plastic “credit card” and then cutting it in half. The name of the client and telephone number were embossed on the business card in the same way they would appear as a card holder’s name and credit card number on a real credit card.

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Adelaide’s bus stop boredom cure

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By Lucy Markey in New Trends on Saturday 5 February 2011

Adelaide commuters are in for a little extra entertainment this month thanks to what may be the world’s smallest movie theatre in the form of a bus shelter. A brainchild of Clemenger BBDO, the mini-cinema features authentic theatre seating, curtains and a projector showing screenings each evening at 9pm. It has been transformed to promote […]

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This Is Now A Poster design for Eco Heaven Bazaar

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By Anastasia Gerali in New Eco on Wednesday 26 January 2011

Lovely work by Leo Burnett Kuala Lampur copywriter Paul Prabhakar for an Eco Heaven Bazaar, where junk is hand-printed and re-purposed into posters to publicise the event.

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Never say no to Panda: funny TV ad out of Egypt

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By Anastasia Gerali in Video on Thursday 2 December 2010

Probably the funniest — and creepiest — cheese commercial you’ll ever see. Introducing Panda Cheese from Egypt.

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Billboard that advertises clean air, literally

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By J Dubbs in Cool Travel on Thursday 4 November 2010

People travelling across the USA-Canada border (near Vancouver) might catch a glimpse of a newly erected billboard that advertises ‘clean air’. Created by Lead Pencil Studio, and funded by the US government, this creative piece is made from stainless steel rods, framing the clean air of Blaine, Washington.

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Everything Ages Fast

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By Andy in New Trends on Saturday 7 August 2010

The Everything Ages Fast campaign for Brazil’s Maximidia Seminars features fake vintage ads for Youtube, Skype and Facebook. It got me thinking about changes in society over the past fifty years or so. Before the world went digital, people read or watched a glittering product promise, or they heard about some new wonder-product from their neighbours. They saw ads, courtesy of clever Mad Man-type folk, and they bought the promise. Then they told people about the promise.

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Mad Men Ken and Barbie Dolls

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By Casper Johansson in New Events on Friday 19 March 2010

From the what will they stink of next universe comes this gimmick from Mattel to capatlise on the unwavering fandom around the Mad Men TV series and release an exclusive range of customised Ken and Barbie dolls, styled after four characters in the show. With a recommended retail price of $74.95 each, these will be […]

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Bill Fick’s linocuts, silkscreens, and tempera painting

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Monday 8 February 2010

Chapel Hill-based printmaker Bill Fick makes awesomely grotesque faces and creatures with linocuts, silkscreens, and tempera paint. They have a vintage feel to them, as if the rotted remains ’50s advertising images have risen from the dead.

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The dust art of Scott Wade

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By The Uncool Hunter in New Trends on Monday 12 October 2009

Through watching cowboy movies, among other things, we’ve learned that Texas is full of dust. Fortunately, there are people such as Scott Wade who knows how to embellish something that is disgusting. Wade started to produce simple hearts or phrases such as ‘Wash me, you dirty fellow’ on the windshields and windows of cars. Later on, he improved his skills and now he can make a Mona Lisa or a Rembrandt by using the ‘dust extraction’ technique. He does not own a gallery because it should be really expensive but he has a huge permanent exhibition touring the city. The art of Wade reached the advertising world and brands such as Mitsubishi have used it in their graphic campaigns.

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