If there is an object you have ever desired in your life, rest assured that someone in the advertising industry made money convincing you of exactly that.
Some 500 satirical guerilla billboard ads posted across Europe featured texts such as “#SayYesToTheEndOfTheWorld” and “Low Fares to Plastic island.”
The exhibition Porno Chic to Sex Positivity at the Museum of Sex traces how once-verboten depictions of sex became gradually acceptable in pop culture.
As long as wars have been fought, wars have needed to be sold. And just like with weapons, the US armed forces have long been on the cutting edge of propaganda.
Samuel Marion’s satirical corporate website shows how the far right might leverage environmentalism to justify white supremacist agendas.
If contemporary echoes of fascism have brought the 1930s and ‘40s troublingly to mind, it’s worth recalling that modern propaganda became a global enterprise during the First World War.
For nearly 20 years between the two world wars, E. McKnight Kauffer, an American, was the most celebrated graphic designer in England.
These days, brands love to pretend to care about us. During a pandemic, that’s gotten really weird.
The violence associated with professional sports doesn’t limit itself to the playing field, as a new campaign by the UK’s National Domestic Violence Hotline makes clear in a new series of ads.
An exhibition at the Wolfsonian-FIU tracks romantic and racist stereotypes of native cultures in European tobacco advertising from the 1880s to the 1940s.
The Advertising Standards Authority in Great Britain is calling for the creation of new standards when it comes to ads that feature harmful gender stereotypes.
Pepsi’s recent and risible “protest” ad has birthed memes that liken it to everything from Tiananmen Square’s “Tank Man” to Dorothea Lange’s “Migrant Mother.”