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A Veritable Fort Worth of Eye-Candy!

Many talented photographers and artists work with advertisers to create visual masterpieces, specially designed to make you LOOK! READ! AND NOTICE! So it's really rewarding to take another look on the current best and most creative works in this area. Make sure to check out the rest of our extensive collection - Cool Ads Series.

Spectacular wide-format thrills, monsters and disasters

Swiss Skydive Parachute School - more info:

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"What will it take before we respect the planet?" -

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Bosch Refrigeration Technology: Fresh Meat from the Stone Age -

War Games (Downtown seen through gamer's eyes):

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Psychological terror:

These ones are indeed pretty shocking:

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Another twist on weird activities: "No Fuel, No War" (if only this was true) -

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Household Surrealism

Every aspect of our everyday life can be transformed into surreal ads, it seems - from waking up in the morning to going to sleep at night:

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Folgers... For Less Complicated Mornings:

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Sharpest Knives Ever (left), and a Help Bookmark - more info:

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Uh-uh... "We'll get it there, the rest it up to you" -

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Freshen up anytime:

There are some ads too gruesome, or too weird to put up here full-screen. Enjoy them clicking here and here. A similar approach: "Bad breath affects those closest to you." -

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Bad music has a similar effect:

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Choppers... "Wrong Sound, Wrong Image":

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Mice in your house? Don’t let them get comfortable:

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Unexpected Weirdness:

"We know what a pimple can do to you." - Derma Master:

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More playing with faces - Baby Faces this time, from Schick:

A couple of recent creatives from Thomas Herbrich:

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A miserable predicament, from the creative mind of Koen DeMuynck:

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Other relationships are not much better - see more here:

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Here is something which may be not quite "safe for work", but pretty hilarious - The Orgy of the Senses, click here.


Viral Street and Urban Ads

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McDonalds coffee lamp post and Coca-Cola Crate Man:

Reverse Gtraffiti Project in San Francisco - more info:

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Many holes, with many hours to drill:

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1st Bank: We Care About Small Business - more info:

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Suicide Hotline (left) and Security Glass (right):

Homegrown business (something that Calvin and his friend Hobbes would do):

Unusual use of floor space:

Panasonic Lumix «8X Life campaign» (AKQA London):

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Meadow Fresh «Grass On The Railway Station» (Publicis Mojo New Zealand):

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King Kong Was Here (Universal Studios):

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Assorted Advertisement Riches

Canon Underwater Camera:

Creative Bar Codes have been covered by Dark Roasted Blend before, but here is another great place to look for me (and perhaps even order some custom ones for your company) - Vanity Bar Codes:

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"You either love it, or hate it" (Marmite):

Stay Young! t-shirts by Evian (do they make diapers, too?):

Wide-angle lenses... get it?

"What Goes Around, Comes Around" (Global Coalition for Peace):

Another smart ad that tells a story: CNN Cameramen -

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On the other hand, there are ads which are simply revolting, if not unnecessary: here is "Time to Cut the Cord" (and have your own vegetables?) -

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Some outdoor ads are downright scary:

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Another stressful day for a dog:

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And finally, the image that's really impossible to ignore - "See the Unseen" (Spuk Pictures):

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Blogger RawheaD said...

I do not "get" the Abbey Road one... unless it's just meant to show that some tech was used to change the POV of the album cover to make it look like a shot from above.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

@ RawheadD - Yeah, me too. I guess we're not the target audience.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think they're trying to say that their stock images are unlike that from any other company.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great ads. Some have to be made by a really brilliant artists.

In my country, there are also some creative adverts like in this link. Just watch the video and enjoy:)

Blogger Jonne said...

I'm farely sure the Nemo one is a fake, i've seen several different versions of that particular image.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

@rawhead: Yeah, it means that they have images you've never seen before.

Anonymous Clay said...

Re: Spuk Pictures. The campaign was to remake famous photographs from different angles. Other shots in the campaign were: http://www.rochemontreps.com/gallery/matt-barnes/16.jpg & http://www.rochemontreps.com/gallery/matt-barnes/index-usa.php

thank you for adding it to you fantastic blog!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE The Beatles!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I HATE The Beatles!!

Blogger Unknown said...

abbey road: they have pics you haven't seen but of subject matter that everyone has seen a million times - that's what makes it good: new angle on something.

Blogger KW said...

Very clever images that make you stop and really think. The McDonald's coffee lamp that looks like the coffee is pouring into the cup is awesome! These marketing tactics engage the consumer which is crucial to obtaining a purchase. With an ever-growing list of options, ads that are unique and attention-grabbing are sure to win the buyer vote in the end.


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