LED Holders Upgrade Newspapers With the Latest Headlines

If you've ever read the newspaper in a library or a coffee shop, you've probably used those long wooden holders that help make them slightly easier to wrangle without tearing the pages and impossible to pilfer. But an ad agency in Switzerland found a way to make them even more useful with invisible LED news tickers » 4/18/14 1:40pm Friday 1:40pm

Amazing photoshop job turns dozens of pictures into one seamless image

Image compositing is a common practice in digital art and advertising. But often the crazy extent of it is completely invisible. Like the image above, which is made of a few dozen separate pictures. This GIF—posted to Reddit—peels back the layers of one meticulously crafted scene. » 4/11/14 12:00pm 4/11/14 12:00pm

This Clever Newspaper Ad Hides a 3D Kitchen in the Classifieds

As far as newspaper ads go, the classifieds are an especially boring section of tiny text and identically spaced columns. But it doesn't always have to be so! This ingenious little ad for Corona's kitchens by Colombia-based designer Felipe Salazar plays with the geometry of classified ads. An entire kitchen, complete… » 4/08/14 2:40pm 4/08/14 2:40pm

Every Brand Video You've Ever Seen in One Sweeping Parody

In a time when a company's brand is seemingly more important than its products, there's emerged an ugly trend where advertisers slap together a stock footage highlight reel designed to emotionally connect consumers to a giant corporation. It feels kind of icky, and this wonderful parody by stock footage company… » 3/25/14 3:20pm 3/25/14 3:20pm

A Pregnancy Diary That Grows With an Expectant Mother

If you've never kept a diary or journal before, a pregnancy is probably a great time to start. Not only because of all the new experiences, but it will also probably come in really handy if and when you decide to have a second child. And what better place to document your thoughts than in a journal that's growing right … » 3/17/14 9:44am 3/17/14 9:44am

Coca-Cola Filmed Noisy Filmgoers And Put Them In Fake Movie Trailers

To help drive home the point that you shouldn't ruin a movie by talking, using your phone, or snacking excessively loud, Coca-Cola created a fake movie trailer featuring people in the actual theater disrupting the action on screen. Which served to drive home the clip's tagline: "When you make noise during the movie, you … » 3/13/14 9:20am 3/13/14 9:20am

This Ad's Amazing Optical Illusion Reveals the Hazards Of Driving

Audi's luxury vehicles include a neat night-vision system that will automatically warn drivers about hazards on the road. And to drive home just how life-saving it can be, the company's ad agency created a brilliant billboard in an airport with a secret hazard that was only revealed to passengers when they got closer… » 3/12/14 10:26am 3/12/14 10:26am

Colored Lights Let This Tiny Ikea Billboard Display Three Messages

Let's be honest with ourselves here for a moment. If you're heading to Ikea to furnish your home, you probably don't live in a sprawling million dollar mansion. Instead, you're probably furnishing a tiny dorm room or a cozy apartment. And not only is Ikea aware of this, it's also taken it to heart with a tiny billboard » 2/26/14 9:20am 2/26/14 9:20am

The girl from the 1981 Lego ad is now a doctor and still loves it

Remember the stereotype-busting, heartwarming 1981 Lego ad featuring an adorable Lego-loving (gasp!) little girl? Well, her name is Rachel Giordano and she's all grown up, working as a naturopathic doctor in Seattle. She's still gaga for Lego, she just doesn't want a girly pink set. » 2/13/14 12:36pm 2/13/14 12:36pm