Pop! your locks. Her hair is actually made of bubble wrap in this Shinjuku subway station wheat paste job for a hair product. We've seen this before for Playstation in bus shelters. via Marketallica from Sanchome's Flickr stream. Click thumbs to expand.
"Did you take care of your breasts? Strengthen your nipples by washing
them daily with cold water." In the early 20th century a popular belief was that bathing in frigid water was a good way to harden the body, like tempering a blade in flame. Talk about a cold war! More 1900's Soviet ads here. If you click on the gallery pictures you can also send the posters as e-cards to your comrades. via.
"iZombie presents a more accessible, hipster zombie. A zombie you can hang out with in the park. A more 'now' zombie." Self promo by sixty40. I will never buy an iPod. I await the iPod killers to amp quality, slay price and break away from fascist design. Click pix to expand.
This anti-foie gras PSA campaign [2nd image here] by the Duval Guillaumeagency was rejected by the Belgian railroad as being "too shocking." Agency spokesman Matthias Dubois gave The Spunker the inside story. But first, what's foie gras?
Matthias Dubois: Foie gras - or “fatty liver” - is still a very popular Christmas and year end dinner dish in Belgium. Because most people don’t know it’s made from the grotesquely enlarged livers of ducks and geese, the result of force-feeding.
TS: Are you going to explore alternate media buys?
MD: We're still figuring it out. Now the tube stations in Brussels have refused the campaign, but we're looking at alternatives.
TS: Any in particular?
MD: Yup, some progressive newspapers offered big reductions. In Belgium we have a network of postcards that are freely distributed in in bars and restaurants, they offer media space for free, so there's still hope.
TS: And of course, play to be had from leveraging the railroad's rejection. Knowing their position, did you at all anticipate this reaction?
MD: No, we were in the naive assumption that they would see that the campaign isn't shocking at all. If you look at the peta campaigns and other campaigns on this theme, this one is very soft. That was one of the briefing elements at the start, we wanted to avoid that people would react "hey, another cheap bloody shocking campaign of an animal rights group." -The Spunker.
There you have it. Gimp gear you could see on Catwoman or Aeon Flux is more shocking than animal cruelty. Not that we're big geese huggers, engorged duck liver just sounds gross - as does lily-livered censorship. Note: interview conducted via email and tweaked for palatability.
A small collection of propaganda by the Free Information Society containing sometimes laughable/maudlin, other times frightening selections of "on-the-nose" communication. Possible sources of inspiration for your next PSA or if you just feel like going for that little extra piece of the jugular. Nice touch with the stunted Nazi goblin paw. Via.