Category Archives: Advertising

Dan Clowes loves Apple

Before they went into smartphones and tablets and whatnot and became a global media company, Apple liked to cater for what may be called the creative industry. And so they created ads with representatives from said creative industry to promote … Continue reading

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Savignac for Bic

While browsing through a (virtual) pile of old Spirou magazines, I came across these advertisements by the great Raymond Savignac for the next generation Bic ballpoint pen in 1961.  These ads speak to me for various reasons, all somehow related … Continue reading

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Shooting is Fun

In adition to creating The Spirit, which ran for decades in its own syndicated newspaper supplement, and, arguably, inventing the modern graphic novel (or at least the term), Will Eisner was also well known for his contributions to PS Magazine, … Continue reading

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Whither inspiration?

We’ve only gotten as far as January 6, and I’m already running out of steam a little. What to present so as to keep you interested? Thankfully, Facebook has this wonderful “memories” feature, that presented me with this little ditty … Continue reading

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A Quick One?

“How about a quick one?” — it’s quite easy for this double entendre to be misinterpreted. But poor little Troll in this ad for Belgian craft beer Cuvée Des Trolls ends up getting his wish, in a way. (From a … Continue reading

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No, it’s your frame of reference.

While thrawling through my feeds earlier today, I came across this visual from a campaign for Sanofi Pasteur about the dangers of whooping cough. It’s probably just how my mind works, and how decades of Tintin have shaped my thinking, … Continue reading

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Moebius for Maxwell House Coffee

This illustration is one of a series created by French comics genius Moebius (né Jean Giraud) for Maxwell House coffee. Continue reading

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Forgive me father, for I have sinned…

It’s been more than three months since my last post, and even then my output was at best sketchy. But on my daily walk today, the Holy Spirit Of Blogging came over me again, and I could not help but … Continue reading

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Bad news or good intentions

When I first saw this print ad by Brazilian agency Box for the government of Boias in central Brazil, I was imagining some high drama in Popeye’s life. Did Olive just tell him that she’d made up her mind and … Continue reading

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Robbedoes supports the Red Cross

Every year in April, the Belgian Red Cross organises a funding drive, during which volunteers ask motorists for contributions at traffic lights and road crossings. For 5 Euros they can buy a bumper sticker featuring a favourite television or comic … Continue reading

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