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01.16.14: OBlog

Selling Shame
Southern California artist Cynthia Petrovic has collected vintage body-shaming advertisements geared toward women.
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08.30.13: OBlog

What Were We Thinking? The Top 10 Most Dangerous Ads
A list to the top ten most dangerous products advertised to the public as healthy.
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05.24.13: OBlog

Jaws
In honor of Monday's unofficial beginning of summer, a brief history of Roger Kastel's movie poster for Jaws.
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04.03.13: OBlog

The Emergence of Advertising in America
The "Emergence of Advertising in America 1850-1920" collection at the Duke University Library has over 3,300 advertising items and publications dating from 1850 to 1920, illustrating the rise of consumer culture and the birth of a professionalized advertising industry in the United States.
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03.21.13: OBlog

1920s Chicago Transit Posters
Chicago-L.org has a small, but gem filled collection of Chicago transit posters from the 1920s.
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10.08.12: OBlog

Selling the Sixties
Like Mad Men? Then you'll have to see Selling the Sixties from filmmaker and Design Observer contributor Adam Harrison Levy. Screening October 9, followed by a discussion between the filmmaker and Jessica Helfand.
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06.20.12: OBlog

A Public Service Announcement: Collecting Air
A public service spot for the American Lung Association, “Alvin Grimes, Air Collector,” features him with his collection.
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06.15.12: OBlog

DOG Spottings: Apple Features Design Observer
Design Observer has been featured by Apple in the last two big product rollouts – the new iPad and MacBook Pro.
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