Category Archives: Advertising

Donate your eyes

These powerful ads by the Instituto Dr. José Frota of Brasil are meant to promote cornea donation, which is a necessary prerequisite for succesful eye restoration surgery. However, it seems to me that you can also interpret the message in … Continue reading

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Fruity Heroes from Oasis

To celebrate 75 years of Batman, French fruit drink brand Oasis now comes in new cans, featuring their own fruity characters dressed up as DC superheroes.  Left to right, this includes Ramon Tafraise as the Flash, Mangue Debol as Batman, Fambougeoise … Continue reading

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Dads read Bone!

Matt Madden spotted this ad in at Madrid Barajas airport in Spain. Apparently it’s not a wink-wink tip-of-the-hat name check, but a bona fide, licenced appearance. I love how the combination of boss-at-work, dad-at-home and comics are made. More!

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I see what you’re thinking

If you could see what the others would like to do to you, you’d surround yourself safely with concrete too. That’s what these ads for Al Sabeh Cement seem to be saying. It had been a while since I last … Continue reading

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Garfield = orange

In comics, colors are iconic – characters are instantly recognizable based on their color, even if their shape has been largely removed from the image. So it is no surprise that this idea is used in ad campaigns for brands … Continue reading

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TAM Tells It With Pictures

In its campaign, Com TAM A Historia E Outra (With Tam It’s A Different Story), Brazilian airline TAM uses a combination of (animated) comics and short video clips featuring star players of its national football team to give prospective customers … Continue reading

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Great minds think alike (?)

The picture at the top is an amazing tattoo designed by Russian artist Alina Fokina, as shown on her Facebook page on Decembe 20, 2013. Below is an ad for a brand of safety gloves, created by the Brazilian agency Filadélfia … Continue reading

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