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Who Will Save This Famous Billboard in Baltimore With Mr. Boh and the Utz Girl? Jeweler's ad getting kicked to the curb

After seven years overlooking Baltimore's Penn Station, the Smyth Jewelers billboard showing National Bohemian beer mascot Mr. Boh proposing to the Utz girl has to move. Turns out the dorks who…

April 14, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

Hilarious Fake Campaign Ads Remind Toronto That Anyone's Better Than Rob Ford Other dirtbags have a shot

Not since Alice Cooper ran for governor of Arizona under the slogan "A troubled man for troubled times" have we seen such refreshingly honest political advertising. Actually, these new campaign ads,…

March 31, 2014, 12:19 PM EDT

NYC Welcomes Its First Cupcake ATM for Your 24-Hour Sweet Tooth Sprinkles gets automated

If you're a cupcake lover, you live in New York City and you're a fan of machines that dispense things, we have good news for you. Sprinkles Cupcakes, a supplier of…

March 26, 2014, 12:39 PM EDT

San Francisco Billboards Shame Drivers With Actual Photos of Them Texting One graphic designer's personal crusade

An outdoor ad campaign in San Francisco is trying something novel to stop people from texting and driving: public shaming. Graphic designer Brian Singer has furtively been taking photos of people…

March 26, 2014, 11:21 AM EDT

Candid Seat Belt PSAs Show You How to Use a Wheelchair and Change a Colostomy Bag Gyro assumes you won't buckle up

Here's an unpleasant if novel way to recommend the use of seat belts: Show people detailed instructions on dealing with injuries from not wearing one. Gyro's Dubai office did just that…

March 18, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

Buses and Trains Are OK, but Mass Transit Could Use a Few Giant Waterslides A British city preps for a test

Artist Luke Jerram is turning one street in Bristol, England—specifically, Park Street—into a giant waterslide for a day. Sanitary issues aside (what happens when pigeons crap in it?), the stunt…

March 17, 2014, 3:56 PM EDT

Duracell Bus Shelter in Montreal Heats Up When Everyone Holds Hands You're friendly, aren't you?

Nothing enhances a commute like coming into physical contact with a bunch of strangers at the bus stop. Cossette's "Moments of Warmth" campaign for Duracell had public-transport patrons in chilly Montreal…

March 12, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

Cool Summer Billboards Come With Removable Beach Towels and Flip-Flops Enjoy some wearable low-tech

Wearable tech is so played out. The real future of wearables? Billboards! In this installment of "Things That Would Never Work in New York City, Because Eww," we travel to the…

March 7, 2014, 12:57 PM EST

Home-Improvement Chain Makes Delightful Billboards by Fixing Up Small Parts of Buildings Showing, not telling

Here's some more great out-of-home work. German home-improvement chain OBI is advertising its renovation products by actually renovating homes. Well, parts of them. Ad agency Jung von Matt/Elbe measured out billboard-size…

March 4, 2014, 1:28 PM EST

Pizza Hut's Swipe-to-Order Table: Cool and Useful, or Gross and Inefficient? When talking to a human just won't cut it

If you've ever thought to yourself, "Man, choosing toppings for my pizza by talking to a waiter is so tedious and annoying—I sure wish I could smash my grimy hands…

March 4, 2014, 11:51 AM EST

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