From Bavaria Beer to Spike Lee Sponsored Nikes

 - Aug 9, 2011
It doesn't take a genius to know that Hugh Hefner's Playboy creations have had a serious impact on the development of contemporary pop culture since the magazine made its debut in 1953 Chicago.

Looking through this collection of Playboy creations, I can't help but be struck by the brand's commitment to lighthearted fare. They never seem to take themselves to seriously, they battle critics with aplomb, and they have worked co-branded deals with major corporations around the world.

In this collection of Playboy creations, you will find Hugh Hefner approved (and sponsored) Bavaria Beer, special edition Nikes that pay tribute to one of Spike Lee's first movies, and for the true connoisseur -- retro editions of Playboy magazine. So sit back, relax, and enjoy one of America's most iconic brands in its rawest form.