press & poster ads


Press & Poster ads


Hombre Magazine double page sticky spreads - Argentina print ads

Oh look, a clever use of glue to make a point. These ads reminded me - ironically perhaps - of the POWA (People Opposing Women Abuse) rape ads from Lowe Bull in 2003* only because of the glue. See what the ads looks like folded out inside (I bet you can guess what the funny is already though...)


Internationale Gesellschaft für Menschenrechte (IGFM) - Burka / Garbage bins - (2007) print

In a campaign for women's rights, the Internationale Gesellschaft für Menschenrechte (IGFM) who won a Bronze Epica for "Burka" earlier this year, now show a woman in a burka next to garbage bins for a slightly shocking visual, as she blends in so well. Women are easily disposed of? Shudder.


Nike Rugby - We stare in your general direction - print (2007) UK

This newspaper ad from W+K UK, created by Copywriters: Shay Reading & Stuart Harkness and CD Chris Groom which ran in October during the Rugby World Cup makes me think of that Monthy Python "we fart in your general direction" gag. It looked hairy there for a while, but the line proved it was foreseeing the future. Not without a fight indeed.


Amnesty Sweden launches campaign against female genital mutilation

Publicis Stockholm approached Amnesty with an offer they couldn't refuse. "We thought the idea was very postive, it's a very serious subject that can be desribed in the most cruel manner. It's not something you'd want to show graphically. We loved this idea, it's beautifully illustrated and at the same time very clear in its symbolism" said Elisabeth Löfgren from Amnesty Stockholm.

I agree, the shots are gorgeous. Adland would like to thank Sara Ångström for getting us these images quick.

Commercials: - Osama bin Laden, Hitler, Saddam Hussein - print, Belgium

Osama Bin Laden, Adolf Hitler and Saddan Hussein have two things in common.

1) They're over-used in advertising
2) They were once little boys.

"Kids are cute, so treasure the moment. Children's Photography


Grey San Francisco / The Beat Museum - Posters

Jack Kerouac may be dead, but the Beat movement lives on at Grey San
Francisco who have just launched this poster campaign for The Beat Museum.

The Beat Museum was founded by Jerry Cimino in Monterey,
California and contains never-seen-before artifacts, original photos and first-edition books from
America's first counterculture. Now that the Beat Museum recently relocated to San Francisco's North
Beach area - the same neighborhood the beatniks frequented during the 1950s - Grey makes sure the locals know where it's at with this poster series. A website and other promotional materials are in the works.


FAADA - Mujer fin Copia (2007) Print (Spain)

FAADA, the Foundation for adoption, sponsorship and defense of the Animals, turned to Contrapunto in Barcelona to build, once again, on a very appellant topic: The use of fur. More than 20 million baby animals are slaughtered for the manufacture of luxury goods. Contrapunto thought, "Maybe we should put ourselves in their shoes", and created the ad inside.


Sky One - Prison Break - (2007) Print (UK)

From the creative team Dean Webb & Matt Allen at The Red Brick Road, London comes this almost painfully simple, beautifully branded print ad for Sky One. Ouch.


FFL Paris gets Juicy (& naughty) for Orangina

FFL Paris has launched a new campaign for Orangina with the help of Psyop via Stink, The Mill, Cinedroid, Amber Music, and Trim Editing. Superadgrunts, click on the image below to see the spot.

From Todd Mueller, Creative Director/Co-founder, Psyop:

I guess it goes without saying that when you get the opportunity to spray Orangina all over the chest of a sexy bunny girl, you go for it. That was basically the motivation and creative charge throughout the production; raunchy naughty furriness. The agency FFL were amazing to work with and just kept pushing us to get furrier and naughtier. The production team at The Mill and Stink brought everything they had to the table and the results are phenomenal. Now that we are finished, it's a bit sad to leave this crazy world behind. There's so much more to find out about this forest and these sexy creatures.

The print ads follow the themes set up in the TV spot. Below is a sampling of the 12 different variations for the print.


Durex - Balloon sex - (2007) print (Singapore)

Am I the only one who remembers a similar condoms-used-as-balloons to depict creatures engaged in sexual escapades campaign from a few years back? Help me out here, I know I've seen something a lot like this before.... but I am getting old you know. (ad inside!)