AdWeek is reporting on a series of funny anti-Trump outdoor ads have been popping up on bus-stop billboards around New York City the past week. These cheeky, hilarious ads riff on well-known films and popular fiction such as Dr. Strangelove, Thelma and Louise, The Shining, Humpty Dumpy, and Dumb and Dumber. TheContinue Reading

Japan has a long-established, globally recognized and highly-developed sense of aesthetics, especially when it come to design and graphic communications like advertising. This large indoor billboard poster for Coca-Cola at Ark Hills Tokyo references the Japanese summer tradition of hanabi (massive fireworks displays) as beautiful flat, abstract graphics.

Among these billboard postings on Broome Street  in New York’s Lower East Side is an ad for local classical-music radio station WQXR’s “Month of Mozart” program. As in some of the station’s previous marketing campaigns, the ads make reference to contemporary popular culture and employ a clever pun. In thisContinue Reading

Check out these technology ads from the 1980s that Mashable has discovered.  These are mostly magazine ads for companies like Apple and Sony that are amusing if not downright hilarious and in some cases surprisingly, accurately prescient about what the future would be like, such as this ad for Compuserve,Continue Reading

Brand-awareness ads in magazines rarely come as simple, bold and minimalist as this two-page spread for the Italian bicycle maker Bianchi in the Dutch cycling mag Soigneur. Aside from logotype and slogan on aquamarine-like blue, the pages are blank. Love love love the color.

Partner in crime Nick, a creative director at an influential downtown New York City advertising agency, took a moment on a recent night out in SoHo to show off and share the awesome three-star tattoo on his forearm. Love it.  

We liked how the text was formatted and the colors in a presentation we attended Wednesday by trailblazing advertising executive and entrepreneur Cindy Gallop. The slide pictured here says “The new marketing reality is COMPLETE TRANSPARENCY.”