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Some Of The Best Ad Hacks From The Best Ad Hackers

Because, really, F*CK advertising.

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1. California Department of Corrections.


A Pacific Rim billboard in California gets hacked (heh) by the NSA, CIA, FBI, and ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).

Hacking actually by an "organization" calling itself the California Department of Corrections.

This is a Photoshop job.

UPDATE: The "Department" says in an email: "Thank you for your continued interest in the programs and operations of the California Department of Corrections. The department's National Security State/Pacific Rim billboard was rehabilitated and released at the intersection of Bayshore Boulevard and Sunnydale Avenue in San Francisco. The correction was actual, not Photoshop."



Via Flickr: jillyballistic

From last month. Jilly Ballistic doesn't like all the ballistic evidence in this Red 2 poster.

"UNDO FIREARMS? You've placed a large amount of handguns in this advertisement. That may be a sign of compensation. Would you like to improve the quality of the film's script? Please review. Thank you, Jilly Ballistic."

At the Nassau Ave. station, Queens bound G side.


8. The Billboard Liberation Front (BLF).

Via Flickr: 24301298@N08

In 2001, the BLF— which operates mostly in the San Francisco area — created brilliance with this Fortune hijacking.

No, those pennies weren't part of the original art.



Via Flickr: posterboynyc

Poster Boy decimates a MasterCard "More Of New York" subway poster.
If you're in New York City this month, Poster Boy says he has "something special" up at the "10 Years of Wooster Collective Show: 2003-2013" — August 7-24, 2013.
Pop-Up Location:
525 West 22nd Street.