spoof or homage

 

spoof or homage

 

Mashing up old ads with new

A recent Worth 1000 photoshop contest asked entrants to mash up old ads with new products. The results range from the predictable to the striking and clever. Some of the best one after the jump:

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Some badlanders are more primitive than others.

I think this is the first example I've found of a fake billboard for a real company in a real television commercial for that same real company being badly copied by another real company for their own real billboard. Sometimes Badlanders make my head hurt.

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Stride vs. Stride

When is a party not a party? When it takes place in Badland.

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Apple 'hello' iPhone ad a rip-off?

A sequence from Christian Marclay's 1995 film Telephones is a montage of actors in famous films answering the phone - and gee, so is that

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Trendspotting - getting undressed-dressed is getting tedious

Sure, it's a really neat trick, but we're seeing too many ads using that undressed/dressed thing recently.
If you're scripting something like this you may want to wait a year or two before doing it again. ;)

Personally, I love the Levis one.

Apple - iPod shuffle - Put Some Music On (2006) :30 (USA)


Levis - Dangerous Liaisons (2007) 0:90 (UK)

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Typographic hugs, times two.

Here's a funny pair - on valentines day the Advertising & Graphic design School Berghs in Stockholm put up 650 posters over the city on the theme "Loveletters". One poster has some striking similarities to a recent campaign for the post created by M&C Saatchi Melbourne, way down on the other side of the planet.


see ads inside yo.

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iBrush toothbrush with tunes homages Apple 1984

This commercial prompted Clayton to email :

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"Do you think anyone will notice if we rip off that ancient Apple 1984 commercial?"

"Nah. And even if they do, we'll call it an 'homage' or some sh*t like that."

Musical brush? Apple 1984-like advert? Kids these days have it so good, why in my day you actually had to brush your own teeth to the sound of.. brushing - and the 1984 ad blew everyones minds. Get off my lawn!
Meanwhile Orwell spins in his grave so fast we might be able to harness that as an environmentally friendly energy source.

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You know what they say about big hands....?

Photographer Rich Adkin and creative Dalbir Singh collaborated when making this campaign for www.szexplaza.com, which is a spoof to a recent wonderbra campaign.

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And the "Balls" ad spoofs keep bouncing in

Following in the footsteps of Tango's Balls spoof back in May, London lingerie company Myla has created their own spoof on the Sony Bravia "Balls" spot. They have even set up their own spoof site, pleasure like no other with behind the scenes footage. Unlike the original, the Spheres were added using CGI.

I'd hate to see what sex toy they use to spoof the latest Sony Bravia Paint spot. ;)
Click on the image below or right here to see the spot.

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Ryanair ad gets spoofed by Greenpeace

Greenpeace were never about making friends - this week they've gone and spoofed a Ryan Air ad. Allegedly both the independent and guardian newspapers have refused to carry the ad spoof by greenpeace - holding up the usual "lets not bite the hand that feeds us" excuse. In the land of commercial speech the biggest wallet always wins.

Thanks to viralmeister for the images - which you can see inside.

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