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Brand Twitter Is Absurd, and It Will Only Get Worse

SunnyD tweets about depression. Steak-umm is lonely. Wendy's is sassy. Do we actually want our brands to be that "human"?
Alex Norcia
2.13.19
Cannabis

Dan Bilzerian's Weed Company Is Keeping Sexist Cannabis Ads Alive

Women in the industry aren't happy about the overly sexualized billboards from Ignite, which they say don't reflect where cannabis culture is heading.
Hayley Fox
2.8.19
Views My Own

There's a Lie at the Heart of Nike's New Kaepernick Ad

The tagline should be: "Believe in something. Even when the billionaires who control your fate take your dream away."
Harry Cheadle
9.6.18
Travel

Inside the Incredibly Bizarre World of Japanese Mascots

From sentient douches to hepatitis elephants, Japan has a mascot for every occasion.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
8.28.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

Yes, Your Creepy Phone Is Listening to What You Say

Even without triggering Siri or Google, our phones can store data from our daily conversations.
VICE Staff
6.11.18
ADVERTISING

Brand Collabs Aren't Always Bad for Graffiti

Windex's curious new #SparkleGraffiti campaign illustrates how writers can get a leg up when brands are footing the bill.
Kelsey Lannin
6.8.18
Art

This Monumental Art Project Is Putting Billboards in 52 Cities Across America

Today, Hank Willis Thomas and For Freedoms are launching the largest public art campaign in American history.
Beckett Mufson
6.4.18
immigration

San Franciscans Hate These New Anti-Immigrant Ads

A group spent $80,000 on them, but few commuters I talked to liked them—if they even noticed the messages.
Ashwin Rodrigues
3.20.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Burger King Russia Wants to Ban 'IT' Because It's Basically a McDonald's Ad

Pennywise looks a little too much like Ronald McDonald, apparently.
River Donaghey
9.27.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Amazon Is Reviewing an Algorithm That Grouped Bomb Ingredients Together

The website's "frequently bought together" feature directed customers to items that can be combined to produce crude explosives.
Drew Schwartz
9.20.17
ADVERTISING

Archiving Vintage Liquor Ads Is a Job with Spirit (Pun Intended)

The archivists behind three of the biggest liquor brands share what it takes to keep the history of their drinks alive.
Giaco Furino
8.4.17
felt zine

These Hacked Advertisements Are Like a Visit to the Dentist on Laughing Gas

The digital collages in the 39th issue of FELT Zine will make you even more scared of your periodontist.
Nathaniel Ainley
7.15.17
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