Ralph Lauren: The Hits Keep On Coming

Although Ralph Laurenhave apologized for their last outrageous bout of Photoshop exuberance, they still haven’t apologized for the original DMCA their lawyers issued to this blog.Which makes it quite difficult to resist showing you this window display from Sydney, Australia.Ralph Lauren PSDThanks to PG!Reader Captions:

I don’t understand why women continue to purchase clothes designed by a man that wants everyone to look like prepubescent boys. By Kc

You know avatar? this is an avatar  By Eva

Carl Zeiss: Lose Canon

Carl Zeiss PSD

From: pr@zeiss.de
To: art@zeiss.de
Subject: changes for press release
Please make sure you take out the branding on the camera. Remember, we are a world-class optics company, so people expect us to notice small details.

Thanks to everyone who sent this in! Original press release is here!

Ralph Lauren: How To Turn A Photoshop Disaster Into A Photoshop Catastrophe

It seems that Ralph Lauren is not too keen on art criticism these days and lashed out with a rather questionable DMCA takedown against this blog.

Evidently they haven’t heard of the Streisand Effect. Boing Boing comes to the rescue.

Edit: Huffington Post joins in!

Edit: I didn’t take the post down – Blogspot automatically takes down posts in a DMCA. (In their defence, most ISPs do the same thing.)
Edit: Thanks for the Yahoo! link!

Edit: Also The Register and Jezebel! (Thanks to everyone who sent these links in!)

Edit: ABC News jumps on!

Edit: According to Extra, on Thursday, Polo Ralph Lauren released the following statement about the retouched ad:

“For over 42 years we have built a brand based on quality and integrity. After further investigation, we have learned that we are responsible for the poor imaging and retouching that resulted in a very distorted image of a woman’s body. We have addressed the problem and going forward will take every precaution to ensure that the caliber of our artwork represents our brand appropriately.”