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Red Bull's Danny MacAskill Rides the Playboy Mansion in the Best Action It's Seen in Years Pro cyclist's bunny hop

Traditionally, the Playboy Mansion's main attraction has been the small army of Playmates who hang around it. But professional cyclist Danny MacAskill manages to overshadow even the bunnies, as he…

August 5, 2014, 10:07 AM EDT

Ads for Playboy Fragrances Have Plenty of Happy Endings, and a Few Weird Ones Too Sequel to last year's elevator ad

One of the better Playboy ads of recent years was last year's "Elevator" spot from DDB Paris and directors The Perlorian Brothers. Here are two more ads done in the…

May 22, 2013, 12:38 PM EDT

Famous Brand Logos Redesigned for the Zombie Apocalypse Rotten project for Halloween

When the zombies take over, naturally they're going to have a lot of brand-identity work to do—swapping out healthy-looking corporate logos and replacing them with stinking, rotten, corpse-infested ones. In…

October 31, 2012, 10:24 AM EDT

What 200 'Playboy' Covers Tell Us About Beauty in America Era by era, a sanitized quest for physical perfection

At this point, Playboy is a relic—an outdated self-parody, much like its creator, Hugh Hefner. But historical artifacts are valuable because they give the present some context by illuminating the…

August 22, 2012, 10:27 AM EDT

'Playboy' Readers Sing for a Virtual Striptease Online app stars Argentina's most famous groupie

Playboy in Argentina came up with some interesting marketing for its Mariana Diarco issue by combining two of everyone's favorite things: heavily airbrushed nudity and karaoke. Diarco is famous for…

November 22, 2011, 10:22 AM EST

Audio Print Ad in 'Playboy' Talks Up Brazilian Music Festival

We were just talking about the world's most innovative magazine ads, and here's another interesting one—an audio print ad for Brazil's Skol Sensation music festival, wrapped around the spine of…

June 14, 2011, 12:17 PM EDT

Marge Simpson poses for cover of 'Playboy'

Everyone has a favorite MILF, but how many of those are animated? Well, cartoon-MILF lover, your day has come: Marge Simpson will appear on the November cover of…

October 14, 2009, 9:17 AM EDT

Playmates give Hefner a 'Guitar Hero' show

Here's the new Guitar Hero 5 spot from Crispin Porter + Bogusky, in which 10 Playmates put on an air-guitar show for Hugh Hefner in the Playboy Mansion. "What? I…

September 9, 2009, 11:20 AM EDT

Playboy TV pities you and your lame reality

Zig unzips an ad campaign for Playboy TV with the tagline, "A better reality awaits." Ads contrast the cable net's fare with less attractive "realities." In the spot above, the…

March 20, 2009, 8:56 AM EDT

Burton's 'Playboy' snowboards: cool or not?

Burton is trying to heat up the ski slopes this winter with a new line of Playboy-branded snowboards, but the effort is getting a chilly reception in Vermont. As…

January 5, 2009, 9:46 AM EST