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Topic: Playboy

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At this point, Playboy is a relic—an outdated self-parody, much like its creator, Hugh Hefner.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

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…

Turkish Actress Wants to Liberate Women With German Playboy Spread

"I feel like Che Guevara," she says

German Playboy is getting some major publicity thanks to Sila Sahin, a 25 year-old Turkish-German soap opera star who has caused outrage in the Muslim community by posing topless on…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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