When it comes to TV commercials for products you apply to your intimate areas, nothing can top the ’80s spots that began “Mom, do you ever get that … not-so-fresh feeling?” I wonder whether I would still be so sure of myself if I spoke Japanese. This is potentially just as good.
I was looking around at the state of pub-it-yourself magazines (in one of those Screw all y’all, I’ma make my own damn magazine moods) and found this amazing document on a site called MagCloud. It’s called Gigi, the Black Flower by Josh Gosfield, and it’s a collection of retro-designed media that tells the fictional story of the French pop chanteuse Gigi Gaston. It’s the catalog or companion piece to an exhibit at a gallery in New York.
Cracked’s list of 9 Corporate Attempts at Edgy that Failed is pretty good, although the top spot is slightly botched. They got the corporation right — McDonald’s — but not the attempt. You could think on it all day long and still not come up with anything more clueless than the 2005 banner ad that said “Double cheeseburger? I’d hit it!” Daily News: Nation’s most inclusive state, New Jersey, suddenly has something against Brazilians. Slate: Britney Spears is so If-You-See-Kay-ing clever I can’t stand it. […]