Art

Ad of the Day: Oh God, Raid Made a Triptych of ‘Paintings’ Out of 60,000 Dead Roaches

Roaches may be hideous, but even they can be turned into beautiful works of art—so long as they're dead.A new campaign from bug spray Raid features a series of three billboards made entirely from the carcasses of cockroaches—roughly 20,000 for each poster.

How Cannes Still Inspires and Surprises, and Why It Still Really Matters

When I used to buy agencies, I discovered something that the consultants already knew. All agencies say the same thing.

How Moleskine Went From Parisian Scribble Pad to Global Icon

Lin-Manuel Miranda worked for six years to get his Grammy- and Pulitzer-winning musical Hamilton from his head onto a stage. He worked on the songs everywhere—on his honeymoon, on the subway—and, as the lyrics came to him, he committed them to a Moleskine notebook.

Leo Burnett Built a Livable Model of Van Gogh’s ‘Bedroom’ That You Can Rent on Airbnb

From igloos to Netflix and Chill, Airbnb fans have an awesomely quirky variety of accommodation options to choose from these days. And starting Sunday, art geeks can live out their Van Gogh fantasies via Airbnb through a new effort by Leo Burnett. 

Tate Britain’s Striking New Ads Ditch the Artwork for the Stories Behind It

It's a pretty established rule of museum marketing that your advertising should show off, you know, what's inside the museum—particularly if you've got some famous artwork in there. But Grey London rejects that entirely in a bold new campaign that gets rid of the art and instead tries to tell the fascinating stories behind it.

Why Two Billboards in Massachusetts Were Made to Look Like They’re Not Even There

There are lots of ways to make billboards more appealing. You can turn them into art. You can make them into homes or playgrounds. You can get them to help the environment. Or you can just completely white them out.The latest response to billboard blight? Seamlessly blending them into their surroundings.

French Art Show About the Marquis de Sade Gets a Suitably Orgiastic Trailer (NSFW)

YouTube censors who greenlight nudity as long as it's artistic must have spent a fair bit of time on this video from the Musée d'Orsay in Paris—advertising an art show about the influence of the Marquis de Sade on representation of sexuality.That's because almost every frame could be age-gated.

We Interviewed the Guy Who Made the Creepy Credits Sequence for American Horror Story: Freak Show

Who loves clowns? Anyone? Anyone? Well, the guys at American Horror Story: Freak Show, which premiered last night, are super into them, as evidenced by the amazing mostly stop-motion opening sequence from the show.

Art Takes Over 50,000 Outdoor Ad Spaces in the U.S., and Wow Is It Beautiful

The next Campbell's Soup billboard you see might just be a masterpiece.

Christie’s, the Auction House, Actually Made an Ad That Doesn’t Smell 250 Years Old

Auction house Christie's may be celebrating its 250th birthday in 2016, but it's trying to seem more youthful in this promo for a contemporary art sale happening this Monday.