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


Permanent Link...
Category: Cool ads


Visual Caffeine #8
Visual Caffeine, Issue 8

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Visual Caffeine #7
Visual Caffeine, Issue 7

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Art Deco
Imperial Dreams: Art Deco Update

Wings, Gears, & Glamorous Ladies

1970s SciFi
DRB Pics-of-the-Day

Grand Space Adventure 1970s Art

"Dark Roasted Blend" - All Kinds of Weird and Wonderful Things, Discovered Daily!"

DRB is a top-ranked and respected source for the best in art, travel and fascinating technology, with a highly visual presentation. Our in-depth articles in many categories make DRB a highly visual online magazine, bringing you quality entertainment every time you open your "feed" reader or visit our site - About DRB

Connect with us and become part of DRB on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google Plus; make sure to subscribe to our updates.



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 Anonymous 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 Anonymous said...

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


Post a Comment

<< Home

Don't miss: The Ultimate Guide to NEW SF&F Writers!
Fiction Reviews: Classic Cyberpunk: Extreme Fiction
Short Fiction Reviews: Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness" (with pics)
New Fiction Reviews: The Surreal Office


Abandoned, Dieselpunk
DRB Pic-of-the-Day

Abandoned: Streamlined Three-wheeler

Visual Caffeine #6
Visual Caffeine, Issue 6

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Visual Caffeine #5
Visual Caffeine, Issue 5

A thrilling blend of art, myths and technology

Hellish Weather on Other Planets

Wild, Untamed, and Uncut

Medieval Suits of Armor

Metal Body Suits vs. Weapons of Medieval Destruction

World's Strangest Theme Parks

Amusement to the (twisted) extremes!

Enchanting Victorian Fairy Tale Art

"Then world behind and home ahead..."

Adorable Pedal Cars

Collectable Pedal Vehicles Showcase

Japanese Arcades: Gundam Pods & Other Guilty Pleasures

These machines have gone up to the next level

Modernist Tallinn Architecture

Delicious blend of old and new!

Early Supercomputers: A Visual Overview

"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons"

Futuristic Concept Cars of the 1970-80s

French, Italian & Japanese rare beauties

Epic 1970s French Space Comic Art

DRB Time-Slice: Valérian and Laureline

The Trees Are Escaping! The Abandoned Prison in French Guiana

"Great Escape" from the Devil's Island

(with previews, fast loading):


Link Lattes

Feel-Good & Biscotti Issues

Feel-Good! | airplanes | animals | architecture | art | auto | boats | books | cool ads | funny pics | famous | futurism | food
gadgets | health | history | humour | japan | internet | link latte | military | music | nature | photo | russia | steampunk
sci-fi & fantasy | signs | space | sports | technology | trains | travel | vintage | weird | abandoned