By Jen Brewster.
Welcome to our carefully selected spots from across the world of commercial advertising. Five of the best to delight your eyes and inspire your future endeavors!
Diesel – Keep The World Flawed
In a style reminiscent of the old Levi’s adverts that featured a soulful soundtrack, this one from jeans giant Diesel takes an altogether more tongue in cheek approach. Likens the beautiful imperfections of their chosen models with the faded and aged imperfections in their chosen fabric, and encourages us all to embrace our flaws and create a beautiful world together.
BBC Sport – The Fearless Are Here – Winter Olympics
This is a wicked little spot, designed to highlight the BBC’s coverage of the forthcoming winter Olympics. An awesome and stylish animation combined with driving, orchestral soundtrack push forth the drama of the games in a visually imaginative way, offering up something that looked utterly unique in this week’s crop. Bravo, Y&R London and Nexus Studios!
Taco Bell – Web of Fries
This is one of the most inventive ways to introduce french fries onto a menu that I can think of. Taco Bell made a trailer for a film that doesn’t exist, in a spot that pulls in the best of the Hollywood cliches for a tense, amusing, and vaguely disturbing thriller called Web of Fries. A family man inquires why Taco Bell doesn’t serve fries, but finds he’s bitten off more than he can chew when a sinister “Big Fries” conspiracy threatens to destroy everything he holds dear. Starring Josh Duhamel and Taco Bell’s $1 Nacho Fries. It even has it’s own page on IMDb.
OnePlus 5T – The Cactus Test
I’m including this for all my ladies out there, for it contains the line – “Prick after prick, they just keep coming…”.
Ain’t that the truth.
Inventive comparison spot that echoes the idiotic videos of the social media internet age, where an idiot’s pain is served up for our viewing pleasure. What a world, my friends. What a world.
Greenpeace – It’s not business, it’s personal
Speaking of pricks, meet Tony Sleaze, a total prick who is now living his life as a corporation. Since in some countries corporations are given the same rights as people, Tony has decided that as a person, he should start behaving like a corporation.
Needless to say, the general public don’t particularly warm to our Tony, since he’s behaving like a total c**t. But of course, when that kind of behaviour happens in boardrooms and stock markets, we shrug our shoulders and say ‘oh well’ as if that is just the way of the world. I say a revolution is called for, eh comrades?