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02.05.14 Marina Galperina

Here’s a sexy little luge video from The Canadian Institute of Diversity and Inclusion in response to Russia’s insane “anti-gay propaganda” laws which persecute LGBT nationwide, deny their right to exist and inspire violent homophobic attacks. “The games have always been a little gay… let’s fight to keep it that way,” the TV ad reads. Yes. […]

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03.22.13 Marina Galperina

“No, I didn’t. But they’re pretty great.” That’s what artist Tom Sanford told ANIMAL when we noticed a similarity between his fleshy, parodic style (see celebs on a stripper, right) and that of these “controversial” Ford of India ads (see gagged and tied celebs/strippers in trunks, left and center). The rapey Russ Meyer-esque aesthetics of Berlusconi […]

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01.17.13 Marina Galperina

Adam Mansbach, the bestselling cool dad author of Go the Fuck to Sleep, recently approached the MTA with the ads for his new book Rage Is Back. CBS Outdoor promptly shut down his request to put that on the exterior of subway trains. They don’t want anything that looks like graffiti. To be fair, the book is about a graffiti writer […]

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10.11.12 Andy Cush

Marketing firm Brainiacs from Mars wants to pay your mortgage for a year, and all you have to do in exchange is turn your house into a giant, orange and green billboard like the one above. So far 149 Brooklynites have applied for the home makeover, as have 22 Manhattanites, 64 Bronx residents, 73 Staten […]

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05.01.12 Marina Galperina

Clever MASP Art School ads are clever. See Salvador Dalí, Vincent Van Gogh and Pablo Picasso pinned down like dead frogs in biology class, their signature suits spread open to reveal the arty innards. “Open enrollment,” get it? Dalí’s spindly spleen rests on thin forked sticks inside the vast desert of his ribcage; that’s very nice. Van […]

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01.25.12 Marina Galperina

Watch these urban hackers remove all ads from a subway station and a train car, in one prolific sweep of soft vandalism. Operation Adblock (IRL)! Apparently, it’s as easy as sliding out the print ads and tinkering with the power-boxes of giant TV monitors. […]

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12.13.10 Bucky Turco

What’s wrong with you people? Do you not immediately shut off a yellow cab’s squinty mini-TV the second it initiates or when you knee bangs into it? If not, shame on you. The New York Times is reporting that ad sales for the obnoxious auto-play screens have doubled since 2009 and now they’re targeting customers […]

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11.22.10 Bucky Turco

While riding the M train I noticed this odd juxtaposition of ads. On the left, we have David Baldacci’s book Hell’s Corner. On the right, the New York Public Library’s “Three Faiths” exhibit, exploring the religious texts of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. […]

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11.09.10 Lauri Apple

The city’s health department has launched a campaign urging everybody to knock it off with the salt, because that shit will KILL you—just like sugary food-stamp soda, food with calories, and cigarette snax. No more beef broth nightcaps for you anymore, Bubs. […]

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10.27.10 Bucky Turco

Liberal billionaire George Soros is down for the cause. In addition to writing that pro-Prop 19 piece in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, he also donated $1 million to the Yes on 19 campaign. With six days to go, this will ensure a slew of ads up until November 2nd. Press play for their latest one. […]

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