Bunny art

I must admit, I have collected milestone Playboy issues in the past (50yr anniversary being one of them) and I think the upcoming November issue may just join the stack. Featuring Marge Simpson on the cover, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Simpsons.

I think it show true promotion-marriage when two established brands collaborate to promote each other and themselves. Playboy are known to do this though, when the new season of Mad Men started, Playboy.com restyled their home page in true sixties style harking back on vintage playboy photographs, the site had 150,000 views during the two week period that the promotion ran.
Playboy's vintage covers art direction was spot on and fun, and I think the one of the few Playboy's who's art direction meets high fashion more than porno mag is the French one. With the likes of Lilly Cole, Anouk Lapere and french film actress, Emma de Caunes, photographers such as Ellen Von Unwerth, Robert Maplethorpe makes the magazine a direct competitor of Vogue. Anouk's shoot was 20s inspired, which Emma's French Revolution was totally delicious with designer pieces from John Galliano and Alexander McQueen.


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