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Copyright ignoring t-shirt makers thrive at Etsy, ripping off an illustrator near you

Jacqui Oakley is an established illustrator who uses oil, acrylic and elbow grease. You can find her on twitter as JacquiOakley, and her work on thousands of pinterest-boards, often uncredited and unlinked. She made this this Rihanna & zebra illustration with a splash of hot pink, and found much to her surprise an Etsy account selling a t-shirt with that print on it. A shop that has not asked for her permission.

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Clio award student win this year, was already a Clio award interactive win last year

It's been a while since I badlanded stuff, despite seeing badlanders every day, as I find it's no fun unless there's an interesting twist to it. Leave it to Badland-ninja Joelapompe to nudge me with this pairing. Students win Clio silver for the same idea that got a Clio bronze the year prior. Twist!

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"Need a Summer Job? Date a SUGAR DADDY."

Arrangementfinders.com have a billboard up in Los Angeles that was twice banned in Chicago. The billboard reads: "Need a Summer Job? Date a SUGAR DADDY." and depicts a cute blond girl touching up her makeup. I'm not sure how one lists sugar daddies on ones resumé, but perhaps this sort of internship is the fast track toward the stripper pole. The blond in the ad by the way, is none other than former porn star and Charlie Sheen “goddess” Bree Olson. The billboard is placed very near UCLA campus to attract young college-girls to the dating site, said Arrangementfinders marketing director AJ Perkins to ABCNews.com

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Brazil has competing rock radio apps

Wow, it was barely an hour ago I was all excited about UL 89FM's Rock Snooze app, featuring the heavy metal guitar shredding of Andreas Kisser of Sepultura.

Now I come to find out 91 Rock, another rock radio station in Brazil, has a very similar idea. Instead of just using Adreas Kisser though, you can pick your playlists. And if you are a deep sleeper, as the case study says, the songs will get heavier.

Two very similar apps for rock radio stations in Brazil on the same day! It's a rock and roll miracle!

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Tyler the Creator Mountain Dew Ad pulled for being racist.

I'm really surprised to hear that the third installment of Odd Future cherub Tyler the Creator was pulled.

Considering these ads are so amazing. Oh yes, in case you didn't know there is a part one and a part two. Amazingly, part one, in which the goat beats up a woman, didn't generate controversy. But the third part, the police line up, did.

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Yes another (failed) suicide by car: Honda!

Joelapompe says that perhaps this idea is like a Zombie, impossible to kill, and he may have a point because no matter how many times this idea should be shot down before it even hits foamcore, we see it again and again. Most recently for Hyundai, previously for Smart Car, that infamous Audi ad, Nissan in 1997, and Citroen's black comedy.

The is officially older than dirt, badlanded twice in one day last week, and we are oh so tired of it.

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Banned: the "Pussy" ad posters for Brandon's energy drink

The Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that the poster for "Pussy", above with the line: "The drink's pure, it's your mind that's the problem" can not appear again in its current form. The posters made by Beattie McGuinness Bungay, received a total of 156 complaints, as people took offense to the name of the product. It's a bit FCUK all over again, with a dash of Branson mixed in as Holly and Sam Branson, Sir Richards kids, have invested in the company because "I love pussy in the morning".

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Hyundai suicide by car ad idea, officially older than dirt (one more!)

Seriously? Again? It feels like I could make a spin-off site dedicated to posting only suicide by car ad ideas, because yes folks we've found one more. This idea practically owns the suicide tag on adland.

Our first Badlander was when Audi A5 suicide ad (spec job), was shown side by side with Brian Baderman's Citroen suicide. While most comments agreed then that the Audi one was too dark and therfore less funny, the web didn't care and the Audi a5 suicide ad spread like wildfire (much to Audi's dismay! They want nothing to do with this spec job). Then Hyundai joined in the Badland hall of shame, and earlier today a Nissan ad from 1997 joined the group being (so far) the oldest executed idea.

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One more suicide by car - this idea was already done back in 1997

Hold up everyone, the suicide by car Badlander isn't done yet. It's been badlanded once, twice, and now three times! Badland-Ninja Joelapompe points out that the suicide by car has been used in advertising as far back as 1997 in South Africa.

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Nike just pulled it: The Boston Massacre T-shirt

Non sports nerds take note: The “Boston Massacre” phrase has been used to describe a late-season sweep by the Yankees of the rival Boston Red Sox in 1978. That season culminated in a World Series championship for the Yankees.

This is what the Nike shirt referred to, but in light of the Boston Bombings and following intense manhunt, a blood splattered shirt seems a bit morbid and in bad taste. Just to show how quick a brand can react, Nike has pulled the shirts from their online stores and are recalling them from all physical locations as we speak. They took immediate action last week, right after the marathon, to remove the product.

ESPN’s Darren Rovell tweeted the news a few hours ago:

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Badly timed viral "It could happen to all of us" backfires due to recent events

Earlier this week a cryptic message appeared on the spookily named domain http://itcouldhappentoallof.us/. Say what? It could happen to all of U.S.!? Woah! Scarier still, there was a major U.S. city listed, namely Chicago, and......... *gulp* ... a timer that was counting down to something. Dum .. dum DUM....! And the scary music swells!

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AT&T's kids talk vs Ally bank and that free pony - so easy even a kid would Badland it

Adweek has a an article up : How AT&T Got Kids to Make Some of the Year's Best Ads where they talk about BBDO's "comic gold" campaign for AT&T, who shot it, how it's made and all that nitty gritty you like to read.

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Rachael Taylor spoofs Eva Herzigova's "Hello boys" with "G'day boys" in TBWA/London billboard

Eva's cleavage was revealed in 1994 for Wonderbra, and was recently voted the most iconic ad image of all time. The ad myth has it that this billboard caused several car accidents too, just like the Anna Nicole H&M lingerie ads did in Norway a year prior, but like most press myths this is most likely hype. This billboard was right outside my advertising school in Vauxhall (above D&AD) at the time, and the only one us students weren't trying to deface to make it better.

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Questions for Gioni's Revenge campaign

There's been a lot of talk about the silly condiments spanking the people as revenge campaign all over the interwebz. No doubt you've seen it. We've posted about it, too. We've had questions for Milan advertising agency Alch1m1a.
Questions that no one else has asked. So we will be the first:

Question: did this shit even run, since it's nowhere to be found on your website?

Question: (which comes from a hat tip): Since Kami Tora is a very prominent manga/hentai artist, did it ever cross your mind to I don't know, maybe not make it so obvious you traced the image (minus nut sack) of the same dude gettin' his butt spanked?

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