When you can't get attention for the cheap porn jailbait aesthetic because everyone is bored of it by now, you can always try to empower women by showing off their va-jays. You see, the "Period Power" graphic, originally designed by Petra Collins as a bright pink neon sign, and now transferred to T-shirt illustration by Alice Lancaster, is all about cheekily commenting on the pop culture love of women's naked bodies by showing a "taboo" of masturbation while menstruation.
In between holding his sides, laughing and wheezing, our adgrunt tipster tells us that he spotted this Pepsi & Aaape, a sub brand of Bape (A Bathing Ape), posted in an underground tunnel on his way to work and that "this is an example of myopic brand police".
Yes, why would they choose to write "Aape" in the "Pepsi" typeface when it so resembles the word "rape"? Pepsi x Rape? Is this some sort of pre-roofied soda?
A Brooklyn resident has filed suit against the giant stock-photo company after she found that she had become the poster child of HIV, quite literally.
Avril Nolan, 25, has filed a $450,000 lawsuit against Getty Images in Manhattan Supreme Court, the suit alleges that Getty are improperly allowing her image to be used in these advertisements.
The ads sender is the state Division of Human Rights, who bought the image from Getty.
Estevan Oriol famed for making Rock Bands, LA and in particular Mexican-Americans in LA look glamourous and badass since 1991 has just sued Swedish retailer H&M and fashion house Brandy Melville for ripping off his image known as "L.A. Fingers".
"If you put my photograph side-by-side with their re-creation of my image, anyone would tell you they are one in the same. They clearly copied my image" ~ Estevan Oriol
The suit has been filed by Bradley and Daniel Yourist of the Yourist Law Corporation, they hope this case will "serve as a wakeup call to other retailers that routinely infringe upon, profit from, and trample on artists' protected intellectual property." and to that I say, don't hold your breath. Remember when designer Tori LaConsay was ripped off, and Urban Outfitters have sortof made it a habit.
On Buzzfeed.com PersonhoodUSA has posted stuff like 8 Outrageous Things Planned Parenthood Was Caught Doing, 5 Bizarre “Persons” Protected By Law and 10 Celebrities Who Came Out As Pro-Life, all very clickbaity and listicles, just the way Buzzfeed crib
We reported earlier that the Liseberg amusement park campaign "Offends Greece"... And I'm not sure if the country with the fledging economy was hoping for a handout, but they took their case to the Reklamombusdman in Sweden. The RO has found the Liseberg campaign 'not guilty' .
Trouble is brewing for the Mic Mac Mall in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia as their cheeky facebook background, a.k.a back to school campaign insinuates that school-aged girls only ever think about fashion, and never grades. Or you know, they're making a media-venue-appropriate ad-joke while touting fall fashions to students. Take your pick.
Oh my! The brand turf-wars are heating up, the New York Daily News reports Yogo truck driver pulls knife on Mister Softee rival in midtown ice cream turf war. Yes, really!
The Mister Softee truck was parked at 50th St. and Sixth Ave when a Yogo truck parked behind him. The Softee driver got out and ripped the Yogo truck drivers permit off his window, the fight escalated, and soon Yogo driver pulled a knife. It could have all ended with blood-red ice-cream had the cops not arrived in time to escort both drivers to nice cold holding cell for the evening.
Meet Redwell Breweries, a very small new brewery that only employs eight people, yet still manages to produce five different tasty beers. These people are crafty, and not just beer crafty, as they have bootstrapped their way into a very sleek looking brand already by asking the talented students at Norwhich University of Arts to design their look. The result is a modern design with a brand mark featuring an hourglass to represent the the importance of the longer brewing time.
Rather expected, 250 viewers complained in the first day of the Marmites ads run. I told you that people would either love it or hate it, didn't I?
The complains say that the campaign trivializes work of animal charities and child protection agencies. The ad, below, which plays out the scenarios straight faced and with no hint of it being fake until one sees the marmite jars, can just like Marmite leave a bad taste for those who don't like it.
Data Cars London, a taxi service, are in a bit of trouble for their postcard ads. The image on it depicts a woman drenched through and with makeup running down her cheeks, clearly dressed for a party in a strapless gown and with a chiffon scarfs or similar wrapped around her arm, shivering in the rain.
Forbes has found an interesting glith in the matrix internet: Top brands are buying youtube ads that shouldn't exist. Spider.io watched traffic and found that certain plugins are sneakily placing ads into premium pages such as youtube, where the ads should not be....
Not sure who dreamt this one up, but certain s/he's fired. Twenty people were injured on Friday when they attended an event promoting a LG phone. With BB guns and knives taped to sticks, people raced to grab vouchers hanging from helium filled balloons.
Yes. Knives on sticks.
Thrown at helium filled balloons.
Nope, no way that could go wrong.
Taking a note from Gay Pride parades around the world, someone painted a rainbow zebra crossing outside of the Russian Embassy in Stockholm. It probably won't attract as many colorful protestors as Sydney's did when the city of Stockholm comes to paint it back to the reflective white needed for traffic safety reason in the dark evenings of northern scandinavia, but its point is already made.
The Home Office UK - the people dealing with matters relating to immigration, permission to stay, work permits, citizenship, and asylum - have this ad-van rolling about with the headline question: In the UK illegally? coupled with the image of handcuffs. "You can text HOME to 78070 for free advice and help with travel documents if you decide to go home voluntarily", says the advert, rather than meet those handcuffs up close.
Now, people on twitter have dubbed this rolling ad the #racistvan and encourage folks to tweet with that hashtag when they spot it. As the hashtag is gathering traction we suggest the driver of the van take cover before it burns.
Seems like it was only three days ago we talked about the editors of Rolling Stone's very dumb idea to drum up publicity by putting the Boston Bomber terrorist on its cover, and then played the "we're serious journalists" card when people got upset. But no matter how they tried to spin it, it a lot of people were unhappy about it. Some retail outlets removed the offending cover, because a lot of people were offended by it.
This caused some bone-headed twitter snarks to cary CENSORSHIP at the top of their lungs. News flash-- Rolling Stone's website is still up. Rolling Stone is still wildly available. Therefore, it hasn't been censored.
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