• American Athletic Conference gets a logo

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    The new AAC recently unveiled their new brand.

  • Billboard creates tempest in a teapot for J.C. Penney

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    Is this a case of some California drivers calling the kettle, well, Hitler?

    A billboard in California has caused a stir on social media because some drivers on the 405 freeway near Culver City complained it looked more like the World War II Nazi leader Adolf Hitler than the $40 Michael Graves-designed tea pot that it is.

    Gawker.com reported that the teapot scandal first was brought to light on the social website Reddit. So far, a request by the DBJ for comment from Plano-based J.C. Penney Co. Inc. (NYSE: JCP) has not been answered.

    But J.C. Penney did take to Twitter with this response: "Totally unintentional. If we'd designed the kettle to look like something, we would've gone w/a snowman :)"

    Article by: Lance Murray, Dallas Business Journal

  • Paragon National Bank Gets Neighborly Over Coffee

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    See how inferno helped Paragon National Bank reach out to local businesses.

  • Local brewing. Local design.

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    Check out High Cotton Brewing Comany's new website created by Loaded For Bear.

  • Big Gas

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    Kmart is at it again.

  • Introducing Beardvertising: Tiny Billboards That Clip on to Your Beard

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    I'm not sure which is more disturbing—the hirsute images that adorn the Beardvertising site from Kentucky ad agency Cornett-IMS, or creative Whit Hiler's use of the work "mancessory" to describe such facial hair. You might recall Hiler from past wacky ventures such as conquering Reddit with fake fliers (including a meetup to recreate scenes from Human Centipede—"Guys only") and crafting a tourism campaign that was presumably too "kick-ass" for the Bluegrass State. Here's his latest pitch: "Do you wanna get paid for having an epic beard? Of course you do. Join the world's first Beardvertising network. Get paid. It's simple—turn your beard into a business. Just like Duck Dynasty. Hang a BeardBoard (Patent Pending) in your beard. Sit back and get paid up to $5 per day." So far, A&W Restaurants and Eagle One Automotive have slapped their messages on Beardvertising mini-billboard clips. Maybe Schick, Gillette, Old Spice and DollarShaveClub.com should join in to cut through the clutter and carve out some unique ad space.


    By: David Gianatasio, Adweek

  • Tube Station Transformed into Great Gatsby Ballroom

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    Oxford Circus is one of the busiest stations on the London Underground, its floors trodden upon by thousands of people a week, but it received a bit of a facelift last week as part of the media campaign for Baz Luhrmann’s much marketed version of The Great Gatsby. Check out the article and additional images here.

    By: Daniela Walker, PSFK

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