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Posted on 4/22/2009 04:34:00 PM

Cool Ads With Great Perspective

Filed Under () at 4/22/2009 04:34:00 PM

When adverts have to compete with the thousands of images and messages that flash across our eyes each day, sometimes they need to be a little inventive to capture our attention.

'Another Fine Mess'
Someone really kicked the bucket on this job. Leaking down the walls and then into the adjoining car-park, the town was literally painted, er, yellow by Coops. The attention to detail meant even the cars got a quick paint-job.

This is a campaign for a job recruiting company, spotted in Berlin, Germany. At least, we think it's an advert and not just the most claustrophobic work-conditions ever. But hey, at least they get their own office.

Let's see those dimples...
Nivea displayed a cheek with this innovative sofa. Or at least half a cheek. Their advertisement aimed to make women think about their bodies at their most vulnerable time - it was created for the launch of a new swimwear collection by designer Shay Todda.

So that's how they make them:
It was obvious really. How else would they make those giant zebra crossings? Sadly the mystery was revealed when workmen left their tools behind. Either that, or it was a clever advertising campaign by Fedex.

...And here come the water works:
Here's two adverts that are visually disturbing. The first one is a shocking awareness-raising advert showing a boy drowning at the bottom of a pool....

... and the second one, for HSBC, will quite literally take your feet away, giving you the alarming illusion of floating miles above a city.

How many people can you fit in a Mini? (Answer: hundreds)
The age-old question is answered - if, that is, you're willing to accept a subway staircase cleverly disguised as a Mini Cooper. To the unsuspecting observer at Zurich train station, hundreds of people a day can fit in quite comfortably.

Crossed wires:
To the streets of Bangkok, where tangled phone lines are a common sight. Procter & Gamble decided to take advantage to advertise their new range of conditioners, and came up with an electrifying advert.

Watch the road:
Two manholes in New York, two different messages.

'The city that never sleeps. Wake up - From Folgers coffee."

From Amnesty International, implores people to consider political prisoners, with the phrase: 'Thousands are held prisoners for their beliefs in places worse than this. Write until you free them all'.

A light knife:
Here's one to take your mind off the road - famous knifemakers Zwilling J. A. Henckels saw the shape of roadsigns and decided to add their own slice of genius.

Portside spaghetti:
A simple - yet very surreal - way to advertise spaghetti-o, with Mondo Pasta taking inspiration from ships in the harbour.

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anney on Apr 22, 2009, 11:17:00 PM  

How fascinating! I like the first one and the coffee. The comb made me laugh!

Sera Melinda on Apr 23, 2009, 3:58:00 PM  

Same with me, the comb made me laugh, then thinking "how could they come up with that idea?"

The one where the boy is drowning, that's creepy.