Herman Cain 9-11 tribute ad - "God Bless America"

Herman Cain's presidential campaign are currently airing this ad, in which Cain croons "God Bless America" over footage of the 2001 attacks and their aftermath. There's even several shots of the second plane hitting the twin towers, from several angles. Nice. Not morbid at all. /sarcasm

Does he take requests? I'd like him to sing America the Beautiful over footage of people getting killed during hurricane Katrina next.

If you on over in the US wish to avoid seeing this ad, don't click read more and do not turn on your TV for this entire weekend.

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We are Red on 9/11 - automagically change your twitter avatar

We are red on 9/11 is created by creative team Arild Orholm & Rafael Andrade with the help of Arik Fraimovich. It's an easy one-click button that changes your twitter avatar to wear a red 9/11 banner today.

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9/11 Memorial ad: Reflect

"Reflect. 2001-2011" The twin towers are reflected in the water.

One-off ad created by 'Extra Credit Projects', which is Rob Jackson & Joshua Best.

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Animation artists from around the world remember 9/11 in short films

Aniboom Virtual Studio, partnered with leading Communication Artist Gideon Amichay to honor the upcoming 10th anniversary of 9/11 by bringing together animators from all over the world. Amichay envisioned that each participant would create a ten-second animation inspired by the title: 9/11. It’s been ten years. To see all the clips, which vary greatly in mood and style, head over to Aniboom's youtube channel and browser from there.

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RAW like the sashami of RUM
Filtered once for every finger you got
 

Bundaberg Five - Dolphin Sex / One Arm - print , Australia

Forget Old Spice's sea captain, the truly wild men of the sea have stories that will make your toes curl, dolphin sex, and lost limbs to sea creatures too horrific to be mentioned. These manliest of men (and zoophiles to boot) are clear spirits with character so of course their drink is as well. This ain't no nancy drink.

Remember the site www.dolphinsex.org? The creator let it lapse and the domain now redirects to a Groupon-ad. Seemed appropriate.

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Flasher exposes himself at supermarket.... named "Willy's"

I'm sorry, this has nothing to do with advertising really, except to say one should choose brand names wisely as some don't export well, like poo tofu sticks.

There's been a recent spat of flashers in the southern city of Lund in Sweden, with men exposing themselves all over the place. Sydsvenskan has been reporting on the issue. This guy must have a warped sense of humor as he chose to show off his willy.... at Willy's.

The pun begged me to post this. I'm so sorry.

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Vertical Limit Vs Killer Mountain cinema posters. Can't K2 be seen from another angle?

Joe La Pompe shared this rather obvious cut&paste illustration job with the words "11 years after...". Perhaps people think that if the art you're tracing is old enough, people won't remember it? Somewhere there has to be a photograph of K2 through other mountain cracks that served as a base for these images, I'm sure of it. This reminds me of Nazi Meat, where an ad back in 87 had traced a Hitler Youth Poster for the genuine propaganda feel.... (posted 1998 and still going strong)

The tracing done on that image is hilarious, and matches up perfectly.

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Cadbury Twirl Bites - Twirly-gig - (2011) :40 (UK)

Cadbury Twirl Bites - Twirly-gig - (2011) :40 (UK)

This twirly toy can, and will, hypnotize all children and most adults. *watches again, again, again...* In fact, I think we should send it to space to ensure we'll never be invaded by aliens, they'll be too busy watching it. Peace on earth from Cadbury's man!

 

The Big Bus Challenge 2011 winning idea was already done by WSPA in 2008

Ooops!. The Big Bus Challenge is a fun competition where the brief is to 'show off their skills with some brilliant Bus advertising', using the scale and shape of bus ads. The winning entry for the client Compassion in World Farming by ad agency Elvis Communications visually crammed sheep into the bus to remind us all that while we might think our commute stinks, animals have it far worse.

Which is all good, except WSPA already did exactly that back in 2008. On buses. And it was noticed.

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