Watch This Design Wiz Make an Epic '80s Neon Laser Horse Step by Step in Photoshop Mad skills, rad beast

Everyone loves a good how-to. We were mesmerized by Aaron Draplin's sick design skills a few months ago. And now video tutorial site Lynda presents another killer demo. 

To celebrate Photoshop's 25th anniversary, the site has been rolling out some interesting vignettes of artists and designers using their platform to make cool stuff. In the video below, we watch James White create a rad '80s-inspired neon laser horse from scratch, and it's pretty cool. It's part of his "Overdrive" series and an impressive larger body of design and illustration work.

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March 4, 2015, 9:42 AM EST

There's No Wrong Way to Ride a Harley in New 'Roll Your Own' Campaign Text-heavy ads try to break stereotypes

Harley-Davidson has always celebrated the individuality of the rider, and the motorcycle brand cranks that up in new ads from agency Wolfes LLC with theme "Roll Your Own." And the work tries to break the stereotype of who rides Harleys and how they ride them.

The campaign debuts Wedneday with a series of 30- and 60-second broadcast ads, print ads, online advertising and social content. The ads will air during the NCAA men's basketball tournament, as well as on and

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March 4, 2015, 9:22 AM EST

Oreo Gets 10 Artists to Produce Beautifully Dreamy Outdoor Illustrations Creative expressions of 'play'

The "Play with OREO" campaign, which launched in January, continues this month with a lovely new set of out-of-home ads featuring groovy illustrations from 10 artists.

The artists were given words to play off—functional ones like "dunk" and "twist," as well as more emotional ones like "dream" and "wonder"—and asked to come up with a scene that brings those words to life. The only requirement was that the scene include a character with the Oreo cookie wafer as the face/head.

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March 4, 2015, 7:58 AM EST

Here's What Would Happen If Ad Agencies Hired Drones as Employees Be very afraid

Sure, drones are almost taking people's heads off at TGI Friday's. But they can be loyal and useful airborne employees for brave ad agencies willing to embrace the future.

Or maybe they'll just wreak havoc.

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March 3, 2015, 3:02 PM EST

Always Unveils 'Like a Girl' Sequel Showing Girls Redefining the Phrase for Real Scenes of strength, skill and confidence

The original Always "Like a Girl" commercial—which broke last summer and got 56 million views on YouTube before getting a plum Super Bowl ad slot last month—was primarily a challenge. It urged girls to redefine the phrase from one of weakness to one of strength.

Now, with International Women's Day on Sunday, the Procter & Gamble brand has released a follow-up video showing how the meaning of the phrase is already changing.

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March 3, 2015, 2:05 PM EST

Vince Vaughn and Co-stars Pose for Idiotic Stock Photos You Can Have for Free Getty and Fox team up for Unfinished Business stunt

Stock photos have a bad rap. They're campy and cheesy and the butt of plenty of jokes. But what's great about them is they're often the catalyst for promotions or gags—sort of a comedic blank slate.

Enter the new Vince Vaughn movie Unfinished Business, which comes out Friday. Twentieth Century Fox has teamed up with iStock by Getty Images to create a set of stock photos featuring Vaugh along with co-stars Tom Wilkinson, Dave Franco and others.

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March 3, 2015, 12:19 PM EST

Masochistic Art Director Applies for Agency Jobs Vowing Never to Sleep Again Elaborate mailer includes wake-up pills and a pillow business card

Is it wise or foolish, when trying to get a job in advertising, to tell agencies you don't plan on sleeping after you start work? You might just get the job—but then, you've pre-debased yourself and won't ever be able to slack off.

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March 3, 2015, 11:51 AM EST

Mentos Pack a Seriously Fresh Punch in This Hilarious Ad With a Perfect Twist Ending Brilliantly deranged spot for NOWMints

This ad from BBH London for Mentos NOWMints is amazingly funny—perfectly paced, surprising, silly, and close enough to making sense that it actually serves the brand, especially because it's so memorable.

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March 3, 2015, 7:14 AM EST

Google's New California Campus Will Be More Like a Sci-Fi City Than an Office Biodome-like structures to owl habitats

Google has just unveiled plans for its new Mountain View, Calif., campus—and they don't skimp on the sci-fi. The designs, by architects Bjarke Ingels at BIG and Thomas Heatherwick at Heatherwick Studio, feature transparent, biodome-like buildings, bike paths, running tracks, meadows and a babbling brook—along with a public plaza with retail space for shops and cafes.

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March 2, 2015, 8:34 PM EST

Jeff Goldblum Is a Loony Futurist in RPA's New Ads for 'Change your apartment. Change the world'

Jeff Goldblum, who's enjoying something of a renaissance as a pitchman, has scored another gig in a peculiar role as a futurist for—helping to introduce the company's advanced, perhaps even futuristic new apartment-listings website.

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March 2, 2015, 4:49 PM EST


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