To promote Schusev State Museum of Architecture in Moscow, Saatchi & Saatchi Russia created an incredibly beautiful campaign showing what’s below the famous Russian Landmarks: Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Lomonosov Moscow State University and Bolshoi Theatre.
When it comes to advertising, companies have to double and triple check everything they’re going to publish. However, that is where their limits of control end, and once the ad is released into the wide world, strangest things can happen. Check out our selection of worst advertising placement fails and feel free to share your own finds!
The College for Creative Studies together with an advertising firm Team Detroit came up with an ingenious ad concept to attract students to their art courses. Instead of bragging how good the college is, they decided to use reverse psychology. The ads supposedly discloses harmful and addictive side effects of art, and is also mocking popular anti-drug campaign from the 1980′s and 90′s, put together by the Public Service Announcements.
To commemorate the 55th anniversary of the LEGO brick, the company has issued 55 graphic riddles where LEGO bricks represent various characters from movies, songs, cultural or political highlights that occurred over the last 55 years. Some of them are a bit more obvious than the others, but constructing the right answer from the hints feels almost like a mental LEGO game. Try and see how many of the riddles you can solve!
Science World museum in collaboration with Rethink Canada created a series of brilliant ambient and billboard ads dedicated to promoting science in Vancouver. One of the most eye-catching ones was probably the 6000$ worth of billboard covered in pure gold with the words “2 oz. of gold can cover a billboard”. Two ounces may not sound like a lot, but just in case, Science World hired two guards to look after it day and night…
Jody Xiong from DDB China created a very impressive outside installation on the the pedestrian crossings in China in order to demonstrate how choosing walking over driving actually helps the environment. They put massive white canvases with drawings of bare trees on the pedestrian crossings in 15 different cities of China. On both sides of the sidewalk they left huge sponge cushions soaked in green environmentally-friendly paint. Every time a person crossed the street, the paint got on his/her shoes turning their footsteps into leaves.
Continuing our previous collection of creative billboard ads we handpicked another wonderful list of clever billboards. This time it was much harder, but we’ve done our best to find the best examples. So without further ado, here are 30 more creative billboard advertisements.
Berlin ad agency Scholz & Friends has done the unthinkable. They created a series of clever t-shirts that turn your ugly plumber’s crack into a sexy cleavage! The Craftsmen’s Boobs Calendar” was created to wish the training companies a Happy New Year of training. The backside of the accompanying letter served as an order form for the “Craftsmen’s Boobs Shirts” with whom craftsmen could spread the message : The new handcraft is more attractive than you think.
Continuing our previous collections of creative business cards we handpicked another wonderful list of 20 cool business card designs. As we talked before, even the best business card design cannot guarantee your business success, however it is one of those very first things that make a very long lasting impression. So, you shouldn’t miss an opportunity to show your best qualities, and communicate your company’s values and character.
German advertising agency Jung von Matt created a wonderful minimalist ad campaign for Lego which not only looks great but also forces us to ‘Imagine”. It’s great not just because of its aesthetics but because it delivers a strong message – LEGO will put your imagination to work. However, copyranter and adland.tv have pointed out that the idea might be a rip-off of a fan-created Lego artwork that appeared earlier than this ad campaign.
A brief review of the history of famous logos and predictions of how they will look like in the future made by Stock Logos back in 2011. Interestingly enough, their prediction of Microsoft logo in 2020 seems similar to the new Windows 8 logo announced this year. Also, don’t forget to check out more logo related posts such as the Top 15 Worst Logo FAILS Ever and 30 Clever Logos With Hidden Symbolism.
After years of blogging, I’ve noticed that people really love two things: creative advertising and sexy stuff. If you combine these two, you’ll get… that’s right, sexy advertising! You can hate it, you may love it, but nobody can resist that combination! That’s why we handpicked another 30 sexy advertising examples and want to share it with you!