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Topic: Art

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

You just have to know where to look

When I used to buy agencies, I discovered something that the consultants already knew. All agencies say the same thing. You can pretty much predict the exact words—media-neutral, idea-driven, brand…

How Moleskine Went From Parisian Scribble Pad to Global Icon

Devotees range from Picasso to Hamilton creator

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…

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

A haven for art geeks

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…

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

Visual product gets narrative teasers

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…

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

Brian Kane's 'Healing Tool'

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…

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

Raunchy, but artistic

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…

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

Everything you wanted to know about scary clown toys

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…

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

U.K. project comes to America

The next Campbell's Soup billboard you see might just be a masterpiece. In fact, it could be Andy Warhol's iconic "Campbell's Soup Can" from 1964. Reproductions of that particular work, along…

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

With skater Chris Martin, music by Awolnation

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. From the…

How to Make Paris Even More Beautiful? Replace the Ads With Classical Paintings

French artist's rogue project

Classical paintings replace advertisements on Paris billboards in "OMG, Who Stole My Ads?"—a series of provocative photographs by French artist Etienne Lavie. The project recalls last summer's "Art Everywhere" program in…

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