brands

makeup

What Your Makeup Bag Says About You

Whether you are All Glossier Everything or Estée Lauder Double Wear, please come to my altar to be roasted.
Lauren O'Neill
5.4.19
veganism

Big Brands Finally Understand What Vegans Want

For years we've been saying "fewer mushroom burgers, more cheesy pizzas". In 2019, we're finally getting somewhere.
Lauren O'Neill
4.7.19
stop it

Brands Faking Sentience Are Tweeting Me to Death

"Big mood" will be the end of us all.
Emma Garland
2.7.19
Football

Can the Russian World Cup Sponsors Call Themselves LGBTQ-Friendly?

Brands are, as ever, happy to pose as allies when it suits them, but some marketing opportunities are too rewarding to refuse.
Jake Hall
6.25.18
Genre Lifestyle

The Man Who Owns the Smiley Face

Behind the scenes at Smiley, one of the world’s biggest licensed lifestyle brands.
Joel Golby
8.9.17
Future Days

All the Dumb Shit Gene Simmons Has Tried to Trademark

The devil horns was just the tip of the iceberg compared to "Nude Car Wash," “International Fight Club,” and "?enis."
Drew Millard
7.3.17
march madness

Those Oversized Disembodied Heads at College Basketball Games: A Life Story

The oversized heads that fans wave around behind baskets during college basketball games were once one of fandom's great ideas. Now they're just part of the landscape.
David Roth
3.23.17
Design

The Designer Behind the Android Logo Has a Raunchy Sense of Humour

Making art as a profession is fun, but doing it for yourself is even better—just ask graphic designer Irina Blok.
Diana Shi
9.2.16
Features

The 10 Types of Freaks You Meet at Coachella Parties

Rest assured that badly-dressed comedians and every DJ you've ever dated will be at that invite-only branded rave you RSVP'd to.
Jazper Abellera
4.21.16
Design

How Urbex Became the Kinfolk of Trespassing

In efforts to put brands into everything, an edgy and illegal exploration becomes just another extreme sport.
Adam Rothstein
3.31.16
Stuff

How Stand-Up Comedians Start By Running Twitter Accounts for Unfunny Corporations

Ever wondered who was bringing the lols when you whine at companies about your bargain bucket or shit service?
Jack Barry
3.10.16
Stuff

Brands and Celebrities Have Taken Control of 'Cool' and Left True Innovators in the Lurch

It seems almost anybody, or any brand, can suddenly reboot themselves as a swagged-out standard bearer of cool.
Clive Martin
12.9.15
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