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Some Very Ugly Fish Star in This Bizarre Ad About Investigative Journalism

But is the advertiser in over its head?

The news is like the ocean. On the surface, everything might seem pretty, but the further down you go, the worse things look.  That, at least, is the metaphor behind a…

This Newspaper Used an Algorithm to Play a Nasty Trick on Readers in Comments Section

Inverting opinions gives them a taste of censorship

A publication in Pakistan is taking an aggressive approach to stressing the importance of press freedoms—by helping readers better understand the unpleasantness of having their own words inverted. The Daily Times…

Men Read Mean Tweets About Female Sportswriters, and Are Shocked at How Dark It Gets

Harassment that's #MoreThanMean

If you think you've been exposed to the most vile behavior the internet has to offer, you need to spend more time browsing replies to female sports journalists. From creepy…

Design Shops Imagine What a 'Starbucks of Marijuana' Might Look Like

Surface magazine asks for branding ideas

Marijuana branding is in its infancy. But one day soon, it may well be a major legal product category—with enormous design, branding and packaging needs. Today, for 4/20, Surface magazine…

BBDO Art Director Tells Us All About Snickers' Absurdly Photoshopped Swimsuit Model

'Print advertising still isn't dead'

BBDO New York has a big hit with its Snickers print ad—placed on the back cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue—that shows a swimsuit model comically and disastrously Photoshopped by…

Snickers Just Put the Most Epic Photoshop Fail on the Back of SI's Swimsuit Issue

Seems the retoucher was hungry

The front cover of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue is trying to be a bit more progressive this year, with one of the three covers produced featuring plus-size model Ashley Graham.…

Stoli Is Running Topless Print Ads in Playboy's First Nudity-Free Issue

The Martin Agency's topical buy

The first non-nudity issue of Playboy is here, and it actually does include some topless models—the vodka bottles in Stolichnaya's topical print ads by The Martin Agency. See the work below.…

Proud Mom Posts a 'Celebrations' Ad in the Newspaper for Her Son's Coming-Out

Protesting the defeat of HERO legislation in Texas

Houston voters recently shot down an ambitious piece of equal rights legislation, HERO, which would have prohibited discrimination of gender identity, sexual orientation and 13 other characteristics. In response, one mother…

This Stunning Ad Shows Why We Need War Reporters Now More Than Ever

Without them, it's all pageantry

If politicians alone controlled the flow of information to the public, war would be tantamount to entertainment, argues a gripping new PSA. A new 80-second video from Paris agency BETC for…

Ebony's Cracked Huxtables Cover Ignites a Mix of Praise and Outcry

Magazine examines Cosby allegations' impact on show's legacy

It's a testament to the power of Ebony's latest cover, posted yesterday, that its design has simultaneously sparked fierce outrage and wild applause. The magazine's November issue highlights black families,…

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