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Commercial Weirdness Showcase

Pure commercialism aside, there are some visual and conceptual masterpieces out there; this next installment in our highly popular series covers print, urban, and viral advertisements, chosen for originality and lasting impression.

Water Dress

(images credit: Gigazine, Japan)

Truly multi-lingual:

This could be a good addition to our page about dedicated photographers:

True, true:

Chupa-Chups good visual:

Another effective use of sea-creatures:

Check your sight! -

Send a letter!

Spooky stuff:

Deliver pizza anywhere...

For less irritable babies:

The "Sad Demise of a Skier" Ad:

As usual, PS2 ads were probably the weirdest:

You almost feel like that in the morning, sometimes... -

The Perfect Man has arrived:

(image credit: Vincent Dixon)

This "human parts" theme seems to be popular:
(both images are creations of Gregor Collienne)

(images credit: Gregor Collienne)

Some seriously skewed interior design:

it could get worse:

(image credit: Gregor Collienne)

Don't spend your life at work:
(chainsaw ad)

More chainsaws:

This is definitely not sanctioned by Nike:

Lee Jeans Australia:

Anti-smoking campaigns:

(image credit: Gregor Collienne)

"If you don't preserve nature by installing solar panels, who will?"

Here is a fragment of that ad, click to see full version:

Same little guys star in this ad for the "World's Oldest Zoo":

Here is a puzzling one:

Headphones Engineered to Inspire:

Good Vehicle Ads

New Audi makes everything else go pale:

Poor bathroom plant... Great ad for "Land Rover":

New way to make roads:

(image credit: Frank Uyttenhove)

Urban & Viral Advertising

Need ideas to sizzle up your love life? Read FHM:

in WC:

Promotion for "Spiderman" movie:

Schizophrenia can be treated. Seek help! -

Billboards & Highway Ads

Really boring ad:

Sun dial:

Here are some obviously fake, but still funny billboards:

(image credit: Worth1000)

(images credit: Dribbleglass)

Food & Drink

This is simply genius:

(original unknown)

Eat more fish (poster from 1910)

and then, "Root out disgusting fungi" -

Dreaming of a Mediterranean cruise?

So after all this commercial visual bliss, let us finish with a few anti-advertisement pictures:

Starbucks in Pakistan?

Never eat Doritos again!
(do not worry, these are not bugs, just strange sea creatures)

Sources: Ads of the World, Adme.Ru, Knuttz, Advertka, Exler, Kuteev, Pantherhouse



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Blogger DAve said...

Per the M&M's/Army ad, I think the uniform on the right is supposed to be one that would fit one of the anthropomorphic M&M characters.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

the critters in the last photo (around the Doritos bag) are giant isopods.


Anonymous ReallyVirtual said...

and the StarBucks one is a beach in India, not Pakistan.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the ClearChannel sign under the Smart ForFour car ad is correct then it's: American Advertising and Marketing

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The "bugs" around the doritos bag area kind of sea crab, actually called Moreton Bay Bugs, found in Coastal Aussie restaurants and upmarket fish and chip shops.....oh, and in the supermarket too at xmas.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

M&M's were developed to give soldiers a way to have chocolate without it melting. That's where the old slogan came from. Bars were also inconvenient to carry. Away went the bar, in came "pan coated chocolates", M&M's.

Anonymous Brian said...

Schizophrenia can be treated. Seek help! - Best of the bunch imo. That'd be awsome to see that in a restroom.


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