“Say No More”: We Can’t Quite See McDonald’s Latest Campaign, But We’re Lovin’ It

Don’t worry, you’re not losing your sight. And there’s nothing wrong with your screen, either. These McDonald’s adverts currently on display in Puerto Rico are deliberately blurry. However, we bet you know exactly which fast food items they’re advertising. Continue reading »

This Is An Ad For Men: Hire More Women In Leadership Roles

The sad truth about gender equality in Germany: Men dominate the management and executive boards – with 91.4%. Time to prove that women belong in leadership too. Based on a data project, L’Oreal Paris collected and analyzed several studies and data sets with results that led to the first cosmetic advertising for men. Continue reading »

Yarnvertising: DIY Fashion Adverts Of The 1970s

People don’t appreciate these days the level of DIY fashion in the 1960s and 1970s. Women back then knew how to sew and magically make stuff out of balls of yarn – it was almost a required skill. Then, seemingly overnight, it became a lost art… Continue reading »

German Government Spends $450,000 On A Bold Cycling Safety Campaign, But Not Everyone Likes It

$450,000. That’s how much the German transport ministry is reported to have spent on a bold cycling safety campaign. The ads from the country’s transport ministry carry the slogan “Looks like shit. But saves my life.” One of the biggest names in the advert is Alicija Köhler, a competitor in the gameshow Germany’s Next Topmodel. Like the other models, she’s wearing only a colored helmet and a lacy bra. And that is the main reason why some have been criticizing the entire campaign. Continue reading »

Budweiser Adapts Its Sexist Ads From The 50s And 60s To 2019

In honor of the International Women’s Day, Budweiser, in collaboration with VaynerMedia, decided to revisit some of their some of their advertisements from the past era, that had some rather sexist remarks. The ads implied that anything women did was supposed to please men, with little attention to themselves. However, thanks to the efforts of feminists everywhere, that is no longer the case and women are free to be themselves without looking for male approval – and Budweiser decided to showcase just that. Continue reading »

10 Car Crash Survivors Pose Proudly For A Chilling Photo Project To Raise Awareness About Seatbelt Safety

Liam Bethell

Shocking portraits of the searing bruises that seatbelts can leave behind after a crash are being celebrated as survival badges of honor, and showing the importance of belting up.

The initiative is part of an NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) campaign to reduce the number of deaths on NZ roads. According to them, 90 people die each year because they weren’t wearing their seatbelt, most of whom are young men in rural areas. The confronting portraits are of 10 real-life crash survivors, whose post-crash injuries were recreated by the SFX make-up company PROFX. Continue reading »

“No Animal Takes Pleasure In Suffering”: Shocking Images Of The Powerful Awareness-Raising Campaign

Tier im Recht (TIR) has been advocating for a strong legal protection of animals since 1996. The main purpose of TIR’s actions is the continuous improvement of the human-animal relationship in a legal, ethical and social sense, by fighting for animal laws and it’s consequent execution. Continue reading »

The Photoshop Mastery Of Nemanja Sekulic

Nemanja Sekulic is a photographer, Digital artist, and Educator who creates dynamic conceptual imagery. In his own words, Nemanja says, “I’ve always been interested in magic and science fiction, the reality is only for those with no imagination. With my work, I try to reflect the idea of everything being possible, the ideal concept of no restraints. What I love more than anything is the reaction of those I show how it was done. We never outgrow our childlike ability to be amazed. At least I know I haven’t.” Continue reading »

Colorful Psychedelic Advertisements From Between The 1960s And Early 1970s

Psychedelic art is any art or visual displays inspired by psychedelic experiences and hallucinations known to follow the ingestion of psychoactive drugs such as LSD and psilocybin. The word “psychedelic” (coined by British psychologist Humphry Osmond) means “mind manifesting”. By that definition, all artistic efforts to depict the inner world of the psyche may be considered “psychedelic”. Continue reading »

‘Ello John. Got A New Motor – Retro Porsche Posters

No, well then check out this bunch of ads for Porsche. You know we love our advertising here, there’s no artwork that sums up a time more than advertising. It is very representative, because it’s trying to appeal to the masses of that time, and tries to tap into what the general vibe is… i.e if it’s the summer of love, then expect some flowery shit… Continue reading »

These Men’s Fashion Ads From The 1970s That Will Leave You Speechless

The 1970s must have taken place on a different planet. These photos of men’s fashions from that decade leave us drowning in astounding mustard knits, garish patterns, high waists, way-too-skimpy briefs, and other fashion faux pas that defy description 40 years later. Continue reading »

There Was Sex In The USSR: Soviet Car Advertising From The Past

An advertisement for the Soviet GAZ-24 ‘Volga’. The Volga was the main dream of every man and many women in the Soviet Union.

There were times when the VAZ-2101 ‘Zhiguli’ was advertised as an exclusive car, and even photographed with giraffes while the GAZ ‘Volga’ was the dream of every citizen, and sausage was considered a delicacy. Continue reading »

“It Had To Be Good To Get Where It Is”: The History Of Coca-Cola In Ads

The Coca-Cola Company has always believed in advertising, and that belief has taken it to the top of the mountain. Fantastic, colourful, wholesome, and memory provoking are just a few of the words and phrases that can be used to describe Coca-Cola advertising. Here is a collection of 50 Coca Cola ads from the 1889 till present days. Continue reading »

Fascinating Photo Manipulations And Advertising Photography By Christophe Huet

Take a look at fascinating images created by genius Photoshop retouch master from France Christophe Huet. He is the one who creates the famous advertising for Playstation, Nike, Motorola, Surfrider Foundation etc. His work is a perfect fusion between old-school photography and digital created composites. Somehow, he melts the thin barrier between reality and his own tortured imagination resulting in viscerally surreal images. Continue reading »

“Smells Like The 70s”: Vintage Deodorant Advertising

Women’s deodorant and antiperspirant ads came in three varieties: (1) a demonstration of how well the product performs across a busy day, (2) a confident gal giving her testimonial (above), or (3) straight-up shaming (i.e. you will be humiliated by your gross personal stench if you don’t use our product). The best of the best somehow incorporated all three. Let’s have a look at some examples from the 1970s and a few more from other decades. Continue reading »