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Ad-Free Issue of September Vogue Is an Engineering Marvel, but It Will Cost You Fashionably fuzzy math

For anyone who avoided picking up this year's September issue of Vogue because it would cause back trouble to carry around, here's another option—an ad-free version is for sale on…

September 30, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

Solar Panel Inside Nivea Print Ad Generates Power to Charge Your Cellphone Draftfcb basks in the sun

A print ad that uses solar power to charge cellphones? At long last, mankind's prayers have been answered! Giovanni + Draftfcb in São Paulo, Brazil, developed the ad, which includes…

May 30, 2013, 12:22 PM EDT

Dove Magazine Ad Uses Carbon Paper to Show How Abusive Words Don't Fade Building children's self-esteem

The Dove Self Esteem Project and agency Torke+CC in Lisbon, Portugal, placed an ad (and a pen) in a parenting magazine and asked adults to write down the worst thing…

May 7, 2013, 11:07 AM EDT

Microsoft Ad Turns Forbes Print Magazines Into T-Mobile WiFi Hotspots 2-3 hours of free connectivity

Microsoft stuffed a functional WiFi router into a limited number of the most recent issue of Forbes, perhaps inspired by Entertainment Weekly's use of tiny LCD screens in one of…

April 30, 2013, 9:54 AM EDT

Incredible Cover of Boston Magazine Made of Shoes Worn in the Marathon Another great design born of tragedy

The stunning May cover of Boston magazine features a photo of shoes worn in this year's Boston Marathon, arranged in a heart shape. "We will finish the race," says the…

April 25, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

Fanta-Flavored Print Ad Probably Not Quite as Tasty or Refreshing as Fanta Itself The latest in edible advertising

I was just thinking how much I'd like to eat a magazine ad right about now, and along comes this edible effort from OgilvyOne in Dubai for citrus-flavored Fanta. There's…

February 26, 2013, 4:27 PM EST

Wedding Magazine Flip-Flops on Photographer's Ad Showing Gay Couple Change of heart, and apology, after protest

Wedding photographer Anne Almasy probably didn't think buying her first print ad in a magazine would be such an emotional roller coaster. Weddings Unveiled initially rejected her ad because it…

February 19, 2013, 11:33 AM EST

Lexus Hides Swimsuit Models in Interactive 'Sports Illustrated' Ad Scan a code, and they come to life

Automakers seem to love the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue—probably because women wearing little clothing have been a staple of auto ads for generations. Last year we saw Ford sneak a…

February 12, 2013, 3:14 PM EST

Wired Hides a Sneaky Message on the Spines of Its 2012 Issues Reader notices 1993 quote from founding editor Louis Rossetto

Wired celebrated its 20th anniversary year in 2012 with a hidden and quite old-school little print puzzle. If you stack the January through December issues with the covers facing up,…

November 28, 2012, 10:12 AM EST

Mad Magazine's Old Parody Ads Were Better Than the Real Thing Dozens of vintage spoofs

Back in its glory days, better known as the 1960s and 1970s, Mad magazine was full of awesome fake ads like the ones archived in this Flickr account. Do yourself…

November 8, 2012, 3:34 PM EST

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