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Benetton - Unhate - Kissing presidents, prime ministers and chancellors - (2011)

'What does 'unhate' mean? ' Un-hate. Stop hating, if you were hating. Unhate is a message that invites us to consider that hate and love are not as far away from each other as we think. Actually, the two opposing sentiments are often in a delicate and unstable balance. Our campaign promotes a shift in the balance.'
- Alessandro Benetton, Executive Vice President

See also the Unhate foundation while you scratch your head and wonder how this sells sweaters.

By the way, back in 2003 this street art showed Saddam and Bush kissing so I'll add unoriginal to that.

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First Floor Under - PIRACY / CD Portraits of Artists - (print) 2011

TBWA Italy announce First Floor Under's exhibition on pop-culture and piracy by showing... dead artist portrayed in pirated CD's. Interesting. So CD killed the video star? In Jim Morrison's case, I thought it was the drugs, man.

It's no "don't copy that floppy".

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H-57 - Star Wars typography - may the force of typography be with you

The H-57 Design team geeked out in all orts of ways here, creating illustrations of stormtroopers, Darth Vader and Yoda himself only out of type. Go Italy, go Milan, go geeks. There's of course the wee issue of it not using H-57 designed fonts, and the whole borrowed interest thing, but it's still pretty cute.

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H-57 Creative commandments

"Creativity has no rules. Well, almost no rules. We’ve found our personal ones and wrote them down. Or, to be more precise, drew them on paper, cut out the pieces and glued them on a big cardboard. By the end of the project, we realized that these rules are what really guide us every single day.

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Medici Senza Frontiere (Doctors without borders) White Flag - print, Italy

Lowe Pirella Fronzoni, Milan, Italy raise the white flag for Doctors without borders.

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Volkswagen Caddy - Painter / Elecrician / relax while working - print, Italy

What's wrong with this picture? (Couch is protected but the hardwood floor is not) The "painter" and "electrician" print ads for Volkswagen Caddy come from DDB, Milan.

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Meltin'Pot - I dream. I am - print, Italy

Advertised brand: Meltin' Pot. What is it, you ask? Good question indeed. It's what we call a "blind submission."

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Itama - Playboat - print, Italy

AdmCom Bologna got straight to the point when they created this campaign for Itama SeventyFive - some people really love their boats.

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Detective Magazine - details - (2008) print Italy

Grey Milano / Milano did this discreet ad for the one and only Detective Magazine. Spot the clues.

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Yamaha - WR250R (2008) Print (Italy)

All the animals of the forest put aside their differences and gather in a clearing as they stop to stare in this Yamaha ad created by Mario Esposito and Christian Longhi of 1861 United in Milan Italy.

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