Music fans sometimes cringe when one of their favorite songs turns up in a TV commercial, especially songs that seem to be about rebellion or fighting the Man. But there’s a whole different level of ickiness going on these days – since approximately the turn of the century. As a new Music.Mic story about research into music and branding puts it, “Brands and advertising are creeping in at all levels of the creative process: Your favorite songs and music videos are becoming advertisements.”

Your ad is now a song, and vice versa, thanks to opaque backroom deals


Dangerously therapeutic to watch.

Perfectly drawn logos drawn from scratch using pen and ink, by calligrapher Seb Lester.

Prepare to be amazed by what you can find on his Instagram page.