spoof or homage

 

spoof or homage

 

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 iPhone apple ad. Similarities first noted at artandcrafts blog. Coincidence? Apple contacted Marclay before creating the ad he says to Radar Online:

Marclay, who has not commented on the matter until now, confirms it was no coincidence. "They approached us and I said no, and then they just went ahead," he says. "The way they dealt with the whole thing is pretty sleazy."
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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 :

hacky hack mchackerhack

"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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Animated animals help shill

Happy forest creatures out of a Disney movie appear in both these ads. The tune is sort of similar. I'm not sure if they are in fact paying homage to the same film or just the style itself.

Kerry - Low Low Cheese - (2006) :30 (UK)

Lay's - Perfect Day (2006) 0:30 (Netherlands)

UPDATE: When I posted this I had thought there was at least one more spot I was forgetting. Indeed I was.
Country Life - Cityside/Animals (2005) 0:40 (UK)

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The "lost" mac ads.

Mac ads are fun to spoof. Unlike Dell ads, IBM ads, Gateway ads, Microsoft ads... etcerea. ;9
Best Week Ever unveiled the Lost Mac ads this week featuring Christian Finnegan and Nick Kroll.

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Bad ad! Go stand in the Badland corner

sandeepmakam reckons that these BBC "corner" ads, are a bit like these Ariel Street corner ads, where the you need whole picture to see what is going on.

I wonder, when did billboards start covering corners? What next? We got roofbillboards, floorbillboards and doorbillaboards already.

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