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Kevin Smith's New Movie Was Inspired by This Insane Ad Seeking a Part-Time Walrus Classified offered free housing

Hollywood movies aren't usually based on prank ads, but Kevin Smith's latest proudly is. The comedy-horror hybrid, titled Tusk, is about a crazy person (played by Michael Parks) who wants to…

September 22, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

Meet the Adman Who Really, Really Likes Laughing at Adolf Hitler W+K's Jim Riswold on disarming the hatred

Anyone who knows Jim Riswold knows he has a bit of a Hitler obsession—or more specifically, an obsession with making the Nazi leader look stupid through art. Speaking to Vice…

September 11, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

Outdoor Ad Makes People Think They're About to Be Destroyed by a Tornado Mayhem comes to Sydney

You're trudging down a busy sidewalk, minding your own business, when suddenly the sky is torn apart by lightning, cars and lampposts are hurled across the street by the wind,…

September 4, 2014, 10:39 AM EDT

7 Memorable Moments in the Dubious History of Product Placement Decades after E.T., brand mentions still feel awkward

Remember when you had to wait until the commercial break to be bombarded with brand marketing? Probably not, since product placement has been a Hollywood addiction since the 1980s. Ever since…

August 11, 2014, 8:09 AM EDT

Sean Astin Is Back (Again) as Rudy in ESPN's Excellent College Playoff Promo He also had a cameo in this year's Super Bowl

A college championship that's both national and rational has long been the dream of American football fans. In fact, Rudy dreamed up the solution 40 years ago, according to this…

July 16, 2014, 5:02 PM EDT

Earth to Echo Swings From E.T.'s Basket Even Harder in Bike Promo It's like 1982 again ... but with NBA stars

Just in case the trailer for Earth to Echo didn't immediately make you think back to E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, this bike-filled promo will leave you with no doubt that the…

July 2, 2014, 4:57 PM EDT

In an Internet Full of Minimalist Movie Posters, These Are Pretty Darn Cool The essence of each film in one image

The strangely named Calm The Ham design studio ("it’s just another way to say relax, cool your jets, chill the beans, etc.") just came out with a run of minimalist…

July 2, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

FX Pulls Disturbing Eye-Worm Billboards for The Strain They weren't exactly a hit with parents

The worm has been turned away. Billboards for FX's The Strain, with creepy critters crawling out of (or perhaps boring into?) human eyeballs, are apparently too much for some folks to…

June 30, 2014, 10:54 AM EDT

Kneel Before Panem and Its Fantastic Propaganda for the Next Hunger Games 7 posters and a warning from the president

The Panem propaganda machine is officially cranking up for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Seven beautiful posters, each honoring a different district from the movie, and an ominous announcement…

June 26, 2014, 10:29 AM EDT

McDonald's Mascot 'Happy' Becomes Even More Terrifying in Horror Poster Contest Fear the teeth

Turns out we weren't the only ones that found McDonald's newest Happy Meal mascot, "Happy," just a tad on the frightening side. Online marketplace DesignCrowd challenged its graphic design community to…

June 3, 2014, 10:45 AM EDT

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