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Invasion of the Boris Bikes « LRB blog

The invasion of the Boris bikes is complete. They stand on street corners, corralled like docile, futuristic horses in their blue harnesses. They’re good bikes – sturdy and solid – with a rather pleasing sit-up-and-beg riding position the better to survey the road around you. Undocking them is also quite fun, like something out of […]

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These Are Not Sentences!

Remember, it just takes one pen. Send us yours. Seen in a subway station.

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Its Tappening: Bottled Water is Joke

The folks at Tappening have released one of the funniest and smartest PSA-ish social education campaigns I’ve seen in a long time. Well, maybe since the New York Times Special Edition. Reports are these cute single color posters with white lies about the bottled water industry will be hitting the streets of NYC soon, if […]

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Charlie Brooker’s 10 Biggest Cocks and She-Cocks in Advertising… ever!

See also: Charlie Brooker’s 10 Biggest Cocks in Advertising

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In Paris, an anti-ad insurgency – Los Angeles Times

Reporting from Paris — Over the centuries, the French have cultivated the fine art of rebellion. The list of targets encompasses tyrants, wars, colonialism and, above all, capitalism in its many manifestations. The latest enemy may seem unlikely: billboards. The Dismantlers, as a nationwide group of anti-ad crusaders call themselves, aren’t violent or loud or […]

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“The Dog Dies” all over Los Angeles

via TomorrowMusuem via via Cinema Blend

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What I’ve been reading this week: New York Magazine on “Product integration, 30 Rock, and the trouble with using brands to write TV.” New York Magazine (again): “Slice and Dice – One man’s vandalism is another’s political art. Just ask Poster Boy, the Matisse of subway-ad mash-ups.” Art Vs. Advertising – compiling info you may […]

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Delete your Facebook

“delete your facebook its the cool fucking thing to do” & “kill your TV” written in sharpie on the wall of a Dunkin Donuts in Spring Creek on the New Jersey shore. Oh Facebook, the rebel tweens are turning on you already.

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Dothegreenthing.com: Tears Of A Cloud

YouTube – Dothegreenthing.com: Tears Of A Cloud

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iPhone 3G: Advertising vs. Reality

from core77: We still love the iPhone, but it’s good to see some sharp observers calling some of its advertising to task. This simple, clear video shows the ad side-by-side with the reality, plus some brief comments. And no, there is no iPhone on earth that works as quickly and smoothly as the one in […]

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“The reason I have eyeballs is because of my irreverence.”

Emily returns with another in our series on mommy bloggers! Today the New York Times reports on a “trend” of women bloggers as a target for advertising. Advertisers are betting that the trust and intimacy that come from talking about sex after motherhood or reading about a blogger’s battle with postpartum depression will translate into […]

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Buenos Aires to Remove 40 Thousand Billboards to Fight Visual Pollution

this just in from Treehugger (thanks Sam!) (Photo: alex-s.) The Buenos Aires government and a group of advertising associations have agreed to remove 40 thousand billboards that are infracting the city’s code, Clarin newspaper informed. This represents about 60% of the total amount of billboards. This agreement is part of a government plan to put […]

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“We’re All Going To Die,” Industry Laments . . . Again

An article in yesterday’s AdAge titled “Ad Skipping? Just Wait. It’s Going to Get Worse.” bemoans last week’s US Court of Appeals ruling that would allow—oh, it’s bad—”network DVR” technology, essentially allowing viewers at home to watch whatever they want on cable, whenever they want to watch it, without buying any fancy new equipment or […]

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Wired News: Sony Graffiti

From Wired News: Seeking to market its handheld game device to hip city dwellers, Sony has hired graffiti artists in major urban areas to spray-paint buildings with simple, totemic images of kids playing with the gadget. But the guerrilla marketing gambit appears to be drawing scorn from some of the street-savvy hipsters it’s striving to […]

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The Bubble Project

Designer Ji Lee’s Bubble Project is a set of stickers in the form of cartoon talk bubbles designed to “transform the corporate monologue into an open dialogue. The stickers encourage anyone to fill them in with any form of self-expression, free from censorship.” There is a manifesto and downloadable PDFs available on his site, www.thebubbleproject.com.

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