How Playboy Is Rebranding For The Younger Generation
A series of artistic projects will be revealed in an attempt to breathe new life into the iconic American brand.
Playboy is working to re-assert itself into American youth culture through a series of creative initiatives, the first of which being Playboy Marfa, a roadside attraction by Richard Phillips in Texas. The brand will commission a series of art projects to reintroduce the company to a younger audience.
The installation consists of a giant Playboy bunny logo that hovers above a black Dodge Charger perched atop a concrete plinth. The art is intended to capture the spirit of the magazine in its heyday by juxtaposing the vast Texan landscape (which captured the imagination of Donald Judd decades ago) against a muscle car, a symbol that plays on America’s luxurious past and Playboy’s vintage aura. The initiative is spearheaded by Playboy’s new creative directors Neville Wakefield and Landis Smithers. Smithers was quoted by the NYTimes as saying: