The Worst Time to Buy, the Best Time to Enjoy Ads

With the severe economic downturn, you are less likely to go and buy things, but at the same time, you can now dream and scheme more freely, not concerned with the particulars for a moment... "A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away... I bought this humongous 150-inch plasma screen TV... 11 speakers and a subwoofer".

Advertisers know this, and play to our highly imaginative human side, producing highly visual, spectacular ads. Enjoy looking at them, knowing that nobody needs to catch up with Joneses any more (Joneses very probably worked at the Lehman Brothers...)

(see other ads from this series here and here)

More comment on current economics:

("Mission Australia" campaign by creamstudios)

"Cream Studios" brings us the Google Earth view of the Bible:

(image credit: creamstudios)

Human? Non-human?

(image credit: adsoftheworld)


Bio- HiFi:

(image credit: creamstudios)

Nike: Hot Movement:

(image credit: creamstudios)

The Invisible Man:

Homo Aquaticus:

(image credit: Heru Suryoko)

Catching birds in flight... This image is pretty disturbing, but according to the creators, it supposed to make us aware about our environmental impact on Earth: (besides the bird is not real)

(image credit: ithoughtiwasalone.com)

"Don't buy exotic animal souvenirs":

(image credit: Igor Omulecki)

Using animals (apes) for the various youth movements caricature:

"Museum of Communism" ads feature more political leaders:

We featured work of Thomas Herbrich before, so here are some updates:

Stress Call Center, and a bug working inside the computer (familiar themes...) -

(images credit: Thomas Herbrich)

What happened here?

(image credit: Johan Visschedijk)

Very good work by Jonathan Kitchen:

Free at last!

(images credit: creamstudios)

Wash your hands! "You eat what you touch" -

A few car-related ads:

Bringing the Post-it Art to the extreme (remember our Post-it Office Pranks?), these Honda ads can be impressive, when viewed large (click to see full-size) -

(image credit: adsoftheworld)

"Don't Spend Your Life in Traffic":

What looks like a Red Army robot is trashing "Accord". Why?

The chickens do not need to cross the road any more:

A lure of photography:

(image credit: Roger Hagadone)

In case you missed this ad campaign during Bejing Olympics, here it is:
Hanging Spoon Champion... Fish Slicing Champion.... Weight-lifting champion... - all "Not Good Enough for Bejing!" - click to enlarge:

A few viral urban ads:

Beer in bus, where you don't really expect it:

Here is an interesting billboard, teaching you a new language:

(image credit: Peter Fuss)

Even grass is not immune for promotional schemes any more:
(this one was done for the launch of the Simpson's movie, more info)

(image credit: thesun.co.uk)

Homer Simpson was painted next to the 180ft giant in the hillside above Cerne Abbas, Dorset - an ancient fertility symbol, which has been there for many centuries.


(images credit: creamstudios)

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

really kool, but some ads make you sicks

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The beer tram is really good. I often travel with it to the school. There is another one beer tram in Pilsen. For more on both see this site: http://www.plzensketramvaje.cz/?page=kt8d5-rn2p.htm . The only thing I can add is that you get really thirsty during traveling by this tram :-))

Anonymous Anonymous said...

very interesting designs. thanks for featuring such inventive and creative ads.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing, awesome, thank you so much!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The funny thing about the tram:

There are sensors in seats and they count how much people is siting in two halfs of tram.


There is a display which displays the numbers. "Domácí" means the home team and "Hosté" means the visiting team. It is like football score, because Gambrinus sponsors the footbal league.


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