CES 2023: Mercedes-Benz and SUPERPLASTIC’s Superdackel

A playful reimagining of the iconic Wackeldackel nodding dog toy by the two brands

Superdackel—the digital canine creation and a reimagining of the iconic Wackeldackel nodding dog toy—from Mercedes-Benz and Paul Budnitz’s SUPERPLASTIC launched at CES 2023 in Las Vegas. The playful pooch makes his debut in an animated short film and as an 8.2-foot figure at Mercedes-Benz’s CES stand. In the film, Superdackel joins SUPERPLASTIC’s characters Janky and Guggimon and the trio takes a joyride around NYC in …

Celebrity Cruises Rethinks The Term “All-Inclusive” With New Photography Project

An open-source library with images by Annie Leibovitz, Naima Green and others

Celebrity Cruises continues to reimagine the world of cruising—shifting people’s preconceptions of cruises at the same time—with its latest initiative, The All-Inclusive Photo Project. Riffing on the concept of all-inclusive vacations, the program intends to improve and expand representation within travel through the world’s first free to use travel image library. Not only do the photos include travelers that are often overlooked, many have also …

A24 “For Promotional Use Only” Book + Auction

Independent media company A24 has released a book celebrating some of the most engaging, ingenious, off-kilter and absurd movie merch: For Promotional Use Only: A Catalogue of Hollywood Movie Swag and Promo Merch from 1975-2005. From a Matryoshka doll promoting Being John Malkovich to a Stepford Wives frisbee, Jaws stockings, a Parent Trap fanny pack and more, there are 160+ products included in the book. As part of the …