Near-naked hotties sell cross pens


Adage's own Garfield gets evil on a pen ad. Hilarity ensues.

Hat tip to 99reklam (sweden).

Don't worry. It's not pornography.
It's shot in black and white, so obviously it's art.

In a second ad, titled "Windowsill," in which the blonde is writing a note while the guy removes her camisole, the pen is similarly superimposed but situated in such as way as to suggest either:

1.) Verve. The Sexy Pen, or

2.) vibrator.

Impossible to tell what exactly she's writing, but we're guessing: "Oh, God! Oh, God! OH, GOD!"

about the author

Dabitch Creative Director, CEO, hell-raising sweetheart and editor of Adland. Globetrotting Swede who has lived and worked in New York, London, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Copenhagen and Stockholm.

Comments (3)

  • CopyWhore's picture

    You'd think that a campaign for a pen would involve some actual writing... After all, people who buy pens tend to write with 'em. And people who write are usually of the readerly persuasion as well... Whatever.

    It's just there's such a rich history of pen advertising out there. From Neil French's Parker Campaign to Alfredo Marcantonio's Parker Campaign to Tony Brignull's Parker campaign... It's simply criminal not to do better than what's been done before in the category... Is it that no one has the time anymore to think deeply about the product?

    Ah, well.

    Carmichael Lynch usually does really great work; maybe this campaign is the result of a heavy-handed client...

    Nov 25, 2003
  • Dabitch's picture

    well said CopyWhore, I couldn't agree with you more. (I just wanted to rhyme...)

    actually I remember a not-bad campaign for similar dead expensive pens that some students did at school.
    The whole print ad would have someones handwriting, and in the wee corner was a small image (sorta like the page was folded up in the corner) revealing the author and his/her pen. It started out with classic stereotypes (a punk chick writing poetry about death), other examples got more and more outrageous with famous people and love letters to their dogs. It was a great idea for a campaign that seemed to have the potential of going on forever.

    Nov 25, 2003
  • Hygge's picture

    Nothing wrong with this ad... Quite sweet but not earth shocking. You won't see this in Cannes or at the D&AD, but I wouldn't be surprised to see this at the New York festival.

    Nov 28, 2003

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