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Stefan Sagmeister says you’re not a storyteller, calls you mean names

So, I’m a sucker for a good taking to task as much as the next guy, but let’s be honest, calling people fuckheads and crapping on their vision of their life isn’t going to endear you to anyone, at least not people whose opinion you should care about. That said, likability clearly isn’t the aim here, and there’s a relevant point to the commentary. We need less self aggrandizement in general, and this is definitely one way to make that point.

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Miami street artist sues American Eagle for infringement.

If you're a fan of street art and/or a Miami resident, you are no doubt familiar with AholSNiffsGlue's work.
And if you're a greedy apparel company named American Eagle Outfitters, you're also familiar with his work, too. According to the Miami New Times:

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INDIE had nothing to do with the Radio 538 porn campaign

The Radio 538 ad campaign that nods to porn has caused such upset in some areas of the Netherlands that INDIE Amsterdam has changed their front page to make it abundantly clear they had nothing to do with this ad campaign. Roughly translated their statement reads:

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DOGE SL ad campaign in Stockholm declared not racist against Japanese

The Dog meme inspired ad campaign in Stockholm which touted the virtues of getting a monthly pass with the Shibu dogs familiar bad grammar "wow, such cheap" was reported to the Swedish Reklamombudsman (RO) for being racist.

A Japanese man living in Stockholm, who filed the complaint, stated that the campaign gave a stereotypical view of Japanese people, it was offensive and racist.

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Mr. Lowery goes to Washington.

73 years ago, Congress and the Department Of Justice issued a temporary consent decree to force songwriters to let big companies use their songs without negotiation.

73 years later, that temporary decree is not only still in place, but major broadcasters and webcasters met today to try to uh, influence Congress and the Department Of Justice to keep that consent in place. This decree, by the way, allows a federal judge to randomly decide what a reasonable rate is for a song. It wouldn't surprise me if the rate hasn’t changed in 73 years either.

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Radio 538's new poster campaign nods to porn as women lick hot dogs

Sexist ad of the week is this gem from Radio 538 in the Netherlands and photographed by William Rutten. Fun trivia: "Rutten" means "rotten" in Swedish.

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Stop churning out the Selfie hashtag idea: it's not original and was never any good.

Listen up, brands and social media people, there's one idea so over-used in advertising today that it has its own tumblr Badland site. You see, Your Selfie Idea is Not Original, and that selfie idea is trotted out at least once a day in the ad-world, and no matter what brand signs off on it, the campaign is rubbish. Well, apart from that Samsung underwater selfie stunt, because that was a pretty cool product benefit demonstration.

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