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It takes balls to sell un-hairy men

Perhaps it's yet another one of those metrosexual things, but these days even men must shave - everywhere. How do you sell such a delicate idea? Read more to see how Remington and Philips are currently advertising the clean look in UK mens magazines.

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Ladies, this ad knows you

Spotted this rather nice press-ad for Bodyform. Normally a very drab category with recycled ideas and little insight this ad show that the authors know what it's like to be wearing a skimpy bikini and frolicking in the water.

Shame that the pack-shot is seemingly 'glued' on, with such a harsh color and strong shadow on it, ruins the otherwise nice typographic look of the ad IMHO.

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Walls Magnum - 5 senses - (2005) 0:30 (UK)

Walls Magnum - 5 senses - (2005) 0:30 (UK)

This ad is designed to provoke some type of melting effect, and has proven to be too hot for some countries - but amazingly enough has been cleared to run in the UK, otherwise known for their prudishness.

 

Skoda Octavia 4x4 - Gymnast - (2005) 0:30 (UK)

Skoda Octavia 4x4 - Gymnast - (2005) 0:30 (UK)

A rather rotund gymnast is surprisingly agile!

 

KFC - Musical Dinner - (2005) 0:30 (UK)

KFC - Musical Dinner - (2005) 0:30 (UK)

I thought it was meant to be finger-lickin' good....?

 

Levi's - A Midsummer Nights Dream - (2005) 0:60 (UK)

Levi's - A Midsummer Nights Dream - (2005) 0:60 (UK)

A modern version of a comedic scene in "A Midsummer Night's Dream", but instead of being funny it is now romantic, with a dash of gang fight brewing for thrills.

 

Cute art Direction for London Transport poster

In the UK, art direction with an idea is still king, as evident in this 48-sheet poster for a client as drab as the London Transport authority (that's the underground & buses to you and me) announcing something as boring as a fine.

The delish ad that began running as 48-sheet billboards on valentines day.

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Lynx Unlimited - Kung Fu - (2005) 0:40 (UK)

Lynx Unlimited - Kung Fu - (2005) 0:40 (UK)

This is the new advert for Lynx Unlimited.
Taking off the latest style in martial arts movies, such as Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and House of Flying Daggers.

 

Volkswagen Golf gti - Gene - (2005) 0:60 (UK)

Volkswagen Golf gti - Gene - (2005) 0:60 (UK)

Directed by Jake and Ryoko at Stink, post production magic by the crew at Moving Pictures and conceived by DBB London, the latest (real! honestly!

 

VW Polo - Suicide Bomber - (2005) :45 (UK)

VW Polo - Suicide Bomber - (2005) :45 (UK)

For the rumormill as it happened, read VW Polo viral - the punchline kills. For interviews with the creators check:

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