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Guerrilla marketing has become all the rage these days but it is nothing new - it is simply a twist on delivering a message, communicating a concept and selling something in a way that engages an audience. The best part about good guerrilla advertisements and clever guerrilla marketing campaigns is that people know that there is a commercial interest but still approve of the installation or innovation - even despite its corporate nature.

Bad Ads? Funeral Services Struggle with Sense of Humor

This billboard, reportedly spotted in a subway station in New York City, may not be the most tactful way to drum up business for a funeral home. But you have ...

Unbelievable Advert: Augmented Reality Bus Shelter Window

Taking over a single bus shelter on New Oxford Street, guerrilla advertisers threw everything they could think of at commuters, including (but not limited to) ...

Disorienting Design: 14 Trippy & Surreal Interior Spaces

You might feel like you’re dreaming or even drunk when you wander into these bizarre, surrealist interiors, from a bar that looks like the inside of an ...

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Floor-to-Wall Books: Dizzying Sideways Cafe Design in NYC

Looking like a bookshop flipped ninety degrees, this coffee shop stands out even in Manhattan, a world of off-the-wall spaces and strange conceptual designs. ...

Pilot Projects: 8 Artistically Painted Airplanes & Jets

Airlines large and small are artistically painting their aircraft in flying colors to ensure the view from outside is as nice as the one from your window seat.

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Hybrid Desk & Storage Rise Up to Meet Suspended Staircase

Playing tricks on the eye, this split-style stairway merges a desk and storage below with a framework of steps hanging down from above, all with a ...

Sneak Peak: Inside the Homes of 8 World-Famous Architects

Where Architects Live, a special exhibit scheduled for Milan Design Week 2014, features a rare glimpse into the residences of leading designers including ...

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Flintstones Furniture: 15 Designs Made of Stone and Lava

Evoking the primitive furniture of mankind’s cave-dwelling days, these tables, chairs, stools and desks feel massive and monolithic, yet many are ...

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IKEA 2014 Small-Space Set: 51 Designs from Cool to Kitsch

The sales pitch for this new 2014 series is compelling: 51 inexpensive designer objects made for young city dwellers, people who may be on the move more often ...

Liters of Light: DIY Solar from Used Bottles, Bleach & Water

Now setting its sights on a million homes, the organization behind this remarkably cheap approach to solar home lighting has already transformed the lives of ...

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