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American Apparel Uses Fake AA Ads in Real AA Ad; Williamsburg Implodes

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[Images via Stereohell]

Remember those porny fake American Apparel ads that were allegedly popping up all over downtown for a while last year? In September the artist collective who made them, Stereohell, revealed that they hadn't actually plastered obscene posters on city walls—they'd just Photoshopped their work onto pictures of various street scenes. And now the prank has come full circle: American Apparel has collected Stereohell's images into a real ad—that is, an ad genuinely intended to promote their clothing—on the back cover of November's Vice magazine. Isn't the hipster circle of life a beautiful thing?
· Billboards: Faux American Apparel Ad Pushes the Envelope in Soho [Racked]
· Reveal: Fake American Apparel Ad Posters All Photoshopped [Animal NY]
· Fake AA Ad Artist Now Real AA Ad Artist [Animal NY]