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[whitespace] Unflattering Imitations

Text by David Boyer
Photos by Elana Koff

What do Starbucks, Apple Computers and Levi's have in common? Recent ad campaigns from all three companies are the subject of oh-so-clever parodies on display right now in and around the city. Here's some before-and-after shots for you.

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Levi's before and after (in the music listings of the SF Weekly).

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Apple before and after (corner of Church and Duboce).

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Starbucks before and after (bulletin board at Horseshoe Café).

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From the June 29-July 12, 1998 issue of the Metropolitan.

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