Behind the Work: Libresse Breaks Taboo Around Menstrual Blood in Advertising

Posted 10/20/2017 - 13:52

From mysterious blue liquid on sanitary pads to euphemistic images of women roller-skating in white jeans, advertising around feminine products has long been restricted by a taboo around the products that resulted in being alluded to rather than shown in any realistic form.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Google, Hulu, Verizon and More

Posted 10/20/2017 - 13:00

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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3D-Printed Floors Are Surprisingly Awesome

Posted 10/20/2017 - 06:19

And they may be coming to an airport or store near you.

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Your Friday Wake-Up Call: Everyone Loves KFC's Hilarious Twitter Joke. Plus, Apple and Facebook Disagree

Posted 10/20/2017 - 06:00

You can check for yourself: KFC's Twitter account follows the five former Spice Girls and six men named Herb, a coded nod to the Colonel's secret original recipe. KFC is getting some love today.
Also, Ford's VP-chief brand officer offered to hire the person who dreamed this up.
Unboxing
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Mesmerizing Video Reveals The Stark Beauty Of Electrodeposition

Posted 10/20/2017 - 05:00

Beautiful microscopic cinematography reveals the extraordinary structures that metallic ions can create.

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How A Data Visualization Of Sperm Led To A Scientific Breakthrough

Posted 10/20/2017 - 04:15

Two scientists set out to animate how sperm moves. They ended up making a major discovery.
This week, two scientists published a study presenting a new explanation for how and why sperm moves the way it does at the atomic level. There’s nothing surprising about scientists publishing an interesting discovery–the surprise is how they arrived at their conclusion.Read Full Story

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Nendo Reinvents The Zipper

Posted 10/20/2017 - 03:30

Zip, zip hooray!

Zippers are one of those ubiquitous fasteners that come in lots of different colors, materials, and sizes, but they’re more or less the same: a straight line of interlocking teeth and a pull. Not so to Nendo. The Japanese design studio recently designed five new zippers for the manufacturer YKK that completely upend the fastener.Read Full Story

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The Most Compelling Character In “Blade Runner 2049?” The UI

Posted 10/19/2017 - 20:01

Here’s the story behind the film’s spectacular vision of technology.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From VW, Booking.com, KFC and More

Posted 10/19/2017 - 15:30

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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The World’s Biggest Selfie Machine Looks Like A Blast

Posted 10/19/2017 - 07:04

You’re so vain, I bet you think this sculpture is about you.

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Your Thursday Wake-Up Call: Senators Push for 'Honest Ads.' Plus, Shocking Commercials for Skin Lighteners

Posted 10/19/2017 - 06:30

Skin-lightening products are a big market in many countries, but sometimes the way they're advertised sparks an outcry. Another recent spot from Malaysia for a product called SlimmeWhite shows a man abusing his wife and throwing her out of the house. After she uses the product -- becoming slimmer and paler -- he begs her to come back.

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David Adjaye’s Latest Project? A Museum Of Spycraft

Posted 10/19/2017 - 05:45

Spyscape will invite visitors to explore 60,000 square feet of espionage.

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Want A Design-Led Company? Hire “People Who Are Insanely Curious”

Posted 10/19/2017 - 05:00

Habit chief innovation officer Heather Cutter shares tips for building a design-driven company from the ground up.

Heather Cutter is chief innovation officer at the nutrition startup Habit. She spoke to Co.Design columnist Doreen Lorenzo for Designing Women, a series of interviews with brilliant women in the design industry.Read Full Story

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How An Apple Alum Found Her True Calling–In Knots

Posted 10/19/2017 - 04:15

“I felt strongly compelled to explore my own creativity,” says Windy Chien.

As Windy Chien puts it, she’s now living her third life. In her first, she owned and operated San Francisco’s Aquarius Records. Then she made her way to Apple, where she served as a producer at iTunes and helped it evolve into the multimedia store it is today.Read Full Story

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What Lies Beyond The Uncanny Valley?

Posted 10/19/2017 - 03:30

CGI has revolutionized film, art, and design over the past 35 years. Here’s what the next 35 might look like.

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The Weird, Wild Future Of CGI

Posted 10/19/2017 - 03:30

CGI has revolutionized film, art, and design over the past 35 years. Here’s what the next 35 might look like.

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AI Is Changing Our Brains

Posted 10/19/2017 - 03:00

Artificial intelligence is shaping not only how we think, but how we see ourselves. Will you one day be held accountable for something your digital self did without you knowing?

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Samsung, Nike, T-Mobile and More

Posted 10/18/2017 - 14:00

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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Saville Signs Porter, Bolton-Klinger Joins The Cavalry

Posted 10/18/2017 - 11:40

Venice, Calif.-based production company Saville Productions has signed Emmy-nominated documentary director Dawn Porter for U.S. commercial and branded entertainment representation. Porter's documentary "Gideon's Army" premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and won the Best Documentary Editing Award, and was nominated for an Emmy.

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Ad Council Program Connects Creative and Media Pros With Nonprofits

Posted 10/18/2017 - 08:00

The Ad Council now has a way for creatives in advertising and media to coin their own "Smokey The Bear" when they're not burning the midnight oil on a client project.

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180LA Creative Chief William Gelner to Depart Agency

Posted 10/18/2017 - 06:44

180LA's chief creative officer and managing partner, William Gelner, is leaving at the end of the month, the agency said on Tuesday.

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This Brilliant Hack Gives The iPad A Whole New Button

Posted 10/18/2017 - 06:30

Apple’s spare industrial design was no match for the developers at Astro.

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Your Wednesday Wake-Up Call: Twitter Cracks Down on Harassment, Again. Plus, News on Netflix, the NFL

Posted 10/18/2017 - 06:00

Welcome to Ad Age's Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital-related news. What people are talking about today: Twitter is cracking down on unwanted sexual advances, harassment, hate symbols and tweets that glorify violence.

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Uh-Oh: InVision’s Free New Tool Wants To Kill Sketch, Adobe, And Framer

Posted 10/18/2017 - 05:00

The company thinks it’s time for a sea change in how digital design is made.

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Uh-Oh: InVision’s New Free Tool Wants To Kill Sketch, Adobe, And Framer

Posted 10/18/2017 - 05:00

The company thinks it’s time for a sea change in how digital design is made.

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Who’s Afraid Of AI? Senior Creatives, Mostly

Posted 10/18/2017 - 05:00

A new Adobe survey finds that junior creatives tend to think AI is going to augment their abilities, while senior creatives think it’s coming for their jobs.
Is artificial intelligence coming for designers’ jobs?Read Full Story

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The Key To Solving One Of Cities’ Biggest Problems? Think Small

Posted 10/18/2017 - 04:15

A city doesn’t need a grand action plan to reduce climate change risks, according to a new study.
Read Full Story

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The Data Viz That’s Helping Transform A $45 Billion Company

Posted 10/18/2017 - 03:00

“People told us they had tears in their eyes because they could finally see what was happening.”
“Like every proper nerd, I love trains,” says Moritz Stefaner, one of the demigods of contemporary data visualization.Read Full Story

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Alphabet Inc. Plans A Beta City

Posted 10/17/2017 - 12:42

Can Alphabet and Sidewalk Labs produce great urban design? Toronto is about to find out.

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Regina Dugan Is Leaving Facebook’s Top Secret Lab

Posted 10/17/2017 - 12:30

The visionary inventor has not announced her next move.
Regina Dugan, the head of Facebook’s secretive Building 8 group, is leaving the company early next year, according to a message published on her Facebook page. She has not announced her next position at this time.Read Full Story

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This Octopus-Inspired Super Material Is Like A Natural Invisibility Cloak

Posted 10/17/2017 - 05:45

Potentially, the 3D shape-shifting material can also be used to dynamically change physical user interfaces in real time.
Octopus: A delicious inspiration for chefs and engineers alike.Read Full Story

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The Google Pixel 2’s Best Feature? Its Clock

Posted 10/17/2017 - 05:00

The Google smartphone’s best trick is a display that stops you from using it.

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Google Lens Sucks, For Now

Posted 10/17/2017 - 05:00

My most anticipated feature of the Pixel 2 is barely there.

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Exclusive: Ideo’s Plan To Stage An AI Revolution

Posted 10/17/2017 - 04:30

The prominent design consultancy acquires Datascope, a Chicago-based data science company, to help merge machine learning and human-centered design.

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How The “Anxiety And Disorder Of Our Time” Is Changing Design

Posted 10/17/2017 - 03:00

Graphic design legends Milton Glaser and Mirko Ilic reissue their seminal book The Design of Dissent. Here, they talk exclusively to Fast Company creative director Florian Bachleda about visual design in the Trump age.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Walmart, Kia, Bose and More

Posted 10/16/2017 - 16:00

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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What It’s Like To See The World As A Self-Driving Car

Posted 10/16/2017 - 06:30

This souped-up buggy lets regular people “drive” the way autonomous vehicles drive. It doesn’t always end well.

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Your Monday Wake-Up Call: The Porn Magnate vs. Donald Trump. Plus, #MeToo Trends on Twitter

Posted 10/16/2017 - 06:20

How much did the ad buy cost? The Washington Post isn't saying. Flynt says his reward is for real. "Sure, I could use that $10 million to buy luxuries or further my business, but what good would that do me in a world devastated by the most powerful moron in history?" he wrote.

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Every Internet-Connected Device Should Come With A Warning Label

Posted 10/16/2017 - 05:45

Cigarette packs remind us about the health risks of smoking. Why shouldn’t IoT devices warn us about potential privacy breaches?

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This Incredibly Simple Packaging Idea Could Reduce Global Emissions

Posted 10/16/2017 - 05:00

A Dutch design student proposes a common-sense alternative to the way most home goods are sold today.

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How Futura Became The Most Ripped-Off Typeface In History

Posted 10/16/2017 - 04:15

Companies from Best Buy to Forever 21 use Futura, but probably not the original. That’s because it has been endlessly reimagined, imitated, and blatantly ripped off.
You’ve never used the real Futura.Read Full Story

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Worse Gridlock, More Inequality? 3 Ways Self-Driving Cars Could Change Cities

Posted 10/16/2017 - 03:30

If we don’t plan for them, that is.

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Exclusive: The Number That Explains Snap’s New Strategy

Posted 10/16/2017 - 03:00

New user data reveals how–and where–people snap.

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The Winners Are Here: The 5 Best Ads From U.S. Hispanic Agencies

Posted 10/13/2017 - 16:28

2. Netflix/Narcos Season 2 promotion "Spanish Lessons," by Alma: The Omnicom shop's promotions for Netflix series "Narcos" about drug lord Pablo Escobar won 10 Lions at Cannes.

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The Winners Are Here: The 5 Best Ads From U.S. Hispanic Awards

Posted 10/13/2017 - 16:28

2. Netflix/Narcos Season 2 promotion "Spanish Lessons," by Alma: The Omnicom shop's promotions for Netflix series "Narcos" about drug lord Pablo Escobar won 10 Lions at Cannes.

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See the 5 Best Creative Ideas From U.S. Hispanic Agencies

Posted 10/13/2017 - 16:28

2. Netflix/Narcos Season 2 promotion "Spanish Lessons," by Alma: The Omnicom shop's promotions for Netflix series "Narcos" about drug lord Pablo Escobar won 10 Lions at Cannes.

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Watch the Newest Ads on TV From Ubisoft, Wells Fargo, Firestone and More

Posted 10/13/2017 - 14:10

Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention and conversion analytics from more than seven million smart TVs. The ads here ran on national TV for the first time yesterday.

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Report: Russia Tried To Shape The Election Through Pokémon Go, Too

Posted 10/13/2017 - 07:00

The campaign to influence American politics extended beyond Facebook and Twitter.

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This Beautiful Map Traces 275 Years Of Data Viz

Posted 10/13/2017 - 06:30

This interactive website covering three centuries of infographic history will make the Edward Tufte in you very happy.

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Your Friday Wake-Up Call: Tech Giants Act Like Kings. Plus, Custom Condoms.

Posted 10/13/2017 - 06:20

Backlash

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The USPS Immortalizes One Of The Best Buildings Of The Century

Posted 10/13/2017 - 05:45

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the Forever stamp’s latest star.
Today, the United States Postal Service begins selling one of the coolest stamps it’s ever made: the National Museum of African American History and Culture Forever stamp.Read Full Story

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