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Topic: Playboy

101 Kick-Ass Music Covers

The most awesome, iconic and controversial magazine images of the last 80 years

Magazine covers featuring musical artists are inherently cool, whether the reader is a tween or a boomer. They come loaded with style, after all. (How many different looks—including varieties-not-found-in-nature of…

Family Photos: The Advertising and Media Edition

Some of the industry's boldface names along with their progeny

Considering the changes in advertising and media in the last three-and-a-half decades, it is comforting to know that some familiar names will be with us for generations to come. Here,…

At Comic-Con, Brands Join Forces for Big Activations

Think of it as a team-up

With the expenses of travel, lodging, venue rental and (of course) the challenge of outdoing your competitors, San Diego's Comic-Con is a place for strange bedfellows—and not just the couple…

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…

Wired Still Connected After Two Decades

A magazine devoted to covering the digital disruption that threatens the publishing business ends up thriving

They say timing is everything. As luck would have it, in January 1993, a convergence of technology and talent forged the first consumer magazine that would define—and in essence, become—the voice…

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…

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At this point, Playboy is a relic—an outdated self-parody, much like its creator, Hugh Hefner.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…

The Spot: Flirting With Disaster

Playboy wonders what would happen, or not, between a man and a woman stuck in an elevator

IDEA: Playboy is introducing a line of men's toiletries worldwide—shower gels, body sprays and fragrances—and kicking off the advertising with a stylish and sexy (some might say sexist) 60-second launch…

'Rolling Stone' Makes Super Bowl Debut

Music mag throws first tailgate party

Rolling Stone, which has a regular presence at music festivals like South by Southwest and Coachella, is now aligning itself with a much different kind of event: its first Super…

'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…

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