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Monthly Archives: March 2013
Super heroes continue to prove themselves as a powerful metaphor in advertising. Just a few examples from the past few months, gathered together from blogs, websites and feeds.
This poster for Amnesty International has been out for a while now, but I only came across it today. I like the way the speech bubble’s shape is transformed into something very tangible, and fearsome.
Jack Davis doing a Mad-style fold-in in an ad for Kit Kats – nothing unusual in another issue of Cartoon Network Presents in 1997. And there are those who say that comics in the late 90’s weren’t awesome.
In the 1950’s you were expected to smell clean, but not too clean if you wante dto be popular (from Big Town, #23).
What do you do when you are a producer of French table water, and you want to promote your brand as being better than the rest, and at the same time, well, quintessentially French? You turn to the Frenchest of … Continue reading
When David Bowie announced a new album after ten years of silence, a feeding frenzy broke out among the presserati. Flemish daily De Morgen this weekend contributed to the looking-back-and-looking-forward action with an article about Bowie’s outfits throughout his carreer … Continue reading
Two more ads from Anthro, with the one for Uniroyal tyres featuring art by the inimitable Jack Davis. The art in the Corgi Toys ad sly disguising itself as a bona fide cartoon (above) is also quite familiar, but I … Continue reading
These vintage cartoon ads for Ideal toys appeared in the 1968 run of the Anthro comic.
This cartoon ad from the early 1980’s (it appeared in the very first issue of Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld – don’t ask) has some very good advice for anyone dealing with kids : don’t try to tell them what they … Continue reading