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Volume 216

SORRY IM LATE, I DIDN’T WANT TO COME.

Viktor & Rolf saved us all the hassle of thinking of an Instagram caption by slapping it all over their latest fashion statement at the Haute Couture Fashion Week SS19. Check out how they captured attention using a clever contradiction: the feminine, princess perfect dresses contrasted brilliantly with hard-hitting statements.

DI-FACED TENNER.

Were you one of the lucky festival goers to get your hands on one of these bad boys? If not, you now have the chance to see an original copy of the infamous “Banksy Skit Note”, a ten pound note produced by the artist with the face of the late Princess Diana, which has made its way to reside in the museum’s collection of coins & currency. Let’s hope the museum doesn’t fall foul to another one of the artist’s pranks and find it in the shredder!

GUINNESS CLEAR.

January was a tough year but we made it. Why not follow Guinness’ lead and celebrate England’s win over Ireland in the 6 nations with a cold pint of 100%, unfiltered, glacial, H20. As part of a global responsible drinking campaign, this ad by Guinness, pokes fun of cliché beer advertising, with over dramatic low voiceovers showing eloquent tasters admiring their craft and friends making it a night to remember, by rebranding tap water as if it were a real product launch!

BILLIE EILISH X TAKASHI MURAKAMI.

Need I say more, sick collab with bold names and contemporary culture: Billie Eilish x Takashi Murakami. Billie Eilish, the Gen Z viral indie prodigy, is fast becoming a hot name in the music industry – only 17 years old and she’s already gracing the cover of Garage Magazine! This spread, shot by Juno Calypso, features Eilish as a sci-fi version of the original artwork, Split by the Japanese artist back in 2012.

MACCIES GETS HAMBURGLED!

Burger King trolls McDonald’s again, and it might be the best one yet. The fast food giant lost its trademark for the Big Mac burger’s name in the EU after European regulators ruled in favour of Ireland-based fast food chain Supermac’s. What better opportunity for Burger King to swoop in and take advantage and make a big deal out of it.

#EATLIKEANDY.

This Super Bowl ad might be one of the weirdest yet effective ads in a long time. The footage, which was taken 37 years ago, made its way back onto the big screen for a full 45 seconds, capturing the attention of sports fans worldwide. It references one of Warhol’s most iconic quotes about the greatness of the United States: ‘What’s great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest.’

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