No one was safe from the Photoshop monster this year — not celebs, not models, not Kate Middleton, certainly not the Kardashians, and bizarrely, not even animals.
From magazine covers to editorials to ad campaigns, art teams got a little carried away with digital post-production. Some blunders were pretty hilarious, like when a French clothing brand inadvertently showcased a nude dude in a childrenswear ad, while some were just unnecessary, like when Ikea removed all the women in its Saudi Arabian catalog.
Of course, the public wasn’t buying it, and poked fun at the industry’s obsession with digital airbrushing — the Fotoshop by Adobé parody video is a pitch-perfect response, while a German street artist’s critique on H&M‘s swimwear ads was insanely clever. A group of teenage girls also took the problem into their own hands, and staged protests asking Seventeen and Teen Vogue to be more transparent about their post-production policies.
All that said, we have no doubt that photo shopping will still rear its ugly head next year, and we’ll probably never stop writing (and laughing) about it. So, while we wait for 2013′s first Photoshop disaster, check out this year’s 15 biggest failures below:
Survey says: yes.
Look ma, no ribs!
Okay, this one is just plain funny.
Doutzen Kroes in Vogue China.
Is this a scene out of The Godfather?
The moral of this story: don’t mess with Coco.
This is pretty messed up.
They’ll instantly make you look like you dropped a few sizes! Or not.
No, really. Where?
Turns out it was a wig.
Someone over at Sephora obviously believes in aliens.
Kylie’s leg gets cut off on the cover of Elle UK.
That is just not possible, even for a model.
And this is only one of theiroverly-airbrushed ads.