side-by-side images of two large blue bags with shoulder straps: one from Balenciaga, and one from Ikea.

Frakta-ing the Market for Blue Bags

Does it rustle? Can you wash it with a hose? Did you pay $2,150 for it? Wait… one of these things is not like the others. As a part of their Spring/Summer men’s runway show, French fashion house Balenciaga presented a large blue “shopper bag” that’s distinctly reminiscent of an entirely …

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Mad Art Cast Episode #69 — Kendall Jenner and the art of advertising

This week Amy is out Pokemon hunting, and Ashley, A and Brian chat about truth in advertising and a controversial Kendall Jenner ad for Spanish Vogue. See the advertisement here.

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Good Design: San Diego Coalition of Reason Billboard

We complain a lot about bad designs in advertising, and OW MY EYES there is just SO much to complain about. But today, I am happy to give a shout-out to a team that managed to take a difficult topic and make it both beautiful and accessible. Aesthetics and immediate …