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This 'Big Lebowski' Ad Will Not Stand, Man

Has the whole world gone crazy?
River Donaghey
1.28.19
thump news

The Chemical Brothers Told Us 20 Years Ago That This Pepsi Ad Wouldn't Work

Their are some undeniable similarities between the new Kendall Jenner-starring ad and the 1999 music video for the UK duo's song "Out Of Control."
Alexander Iadarola
4.5.17
Stuff

Canadian PSAs Aimed at 90s Kids Are Fucking Weird

Who comes up with an ad like House Hippo or Don't Put It in Your Mouth? We found out.
Jake Kivanc
3.24.16
The Crown and Sceptre Issue

Why Sexy Ads Don't Work

Ads featuring girls in bikinis aren't as effective as you'd think.
Emerson Rosenthal
11.2.15
Avicii

Avicii Takes the Wheel

A new partnership with Volvo and a haunting commercial poses the question: does he ever get the chance to be just Tim?
Zel McCarthy
5.8.15
Film

Why Is It Always Raining in 'Se7en?'

Raccord Collective's ongoing film essay project explores everything you wanted to know about David Fincher (but were too afraid to ask).
Beckett Mufson
4.16.15
Stuff

We Talked to the Guy Behind 'Every 90s TV Commercial Ever'

According to creator Dez Dolly, the viral video started out as branded content before it "scared the living shit" out of the sponsor.
Mike Pearl
2.4.15
Stuff

Is It Legal for Commercials to Imply a Pair of Stockings Will Give You an Orgasm?

A New York woman is suing a clothing company for implying its pantyhose can make women feel, like, REALLY good. Does she have a case?
Allie Conti
1.21.15
Stuff

A Conversation with the Pee-Shyness Advocate Who's Mad at DirecTV

We chatted with the CEO of the International Paruresis Association. He's not mad that a DirecTV commercial made a joke about pee-shyness, just that they made such a lame one.
Mike Pearl
11.6.14
Film

David Lynch's CGI Nail Polish Ad Is Unsurprisingly Surreal

In 50 seconds, Lynch brings viewers through outer space and a sea of kaleidoscopic makeup.
Zach Sokol
7.29.14
Sports

Are Blake Griffin’s Kia Commercials Psychic Warfare?

Sometimes I’m surprised Blake Griffin has time to play professional basketball. In just about every other ad throughout every break, there he is, dressed up in a red suit trying to sell you a car made by a company whose name sounds like it should be...
Blake Butler
5.2.14
shorties

We Got 20 Strangers Who Aren't Models to Kiss Each Other

When you get <i>actual</i> strangers, not models, to make out for the camera—when you're not filming a clothing commercial—it's not particularly beautiful or inspiring. It's just really awkward.
VICE Staff
3.14.14
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