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Clever Print Ads from Around the Globe
December 31, 2006 9:23 PM   Subscribe

Sandeep Makam is an advertising copywriter who lives in India - his Blog is called twenty-four, and it's devoted to displaying the most interesting global print advertising he runs across. A couple of my favorites so far include this Red Cross spot for the ongoing victims of Chernobyl (click on the images to get the full size), and this great bit of typographic fun. More favorites listed inside. Similar, previously.
posted by jonson (8 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

Further favorites

This frightening anti-child abuse series from Germany
Amnesty International making use of the staples in a magazine spread.
A shocking piece for a magazine looking for advertisers who "target" men.
These book shop adverts contrasting the places the authors had been with the places their influence had reached (via books).
Frightening AIDS Awareness wheatpaste kama sutra
Rechargeable batteries re-animate the dead.
The shadow-casting power of Maglite flashlights.
Chuck Norris-esque feats of bravado performed by Nestea.
posted by jonson at 9:25 PM on December 31, 2006

I tried to read it, but after the 600th image downloaded on the first page i gave up.
posted by a. at 11:35 PM on December 31, 2006

Those are some great ads. I really love creativity and intelligence in advertising. It really can be an artform. Now we just need an old lady screaming "stop cooking with cheese!"
posted by arcticwoman at 12:01 AM on January 1, 2007

Great to see creative from around the world and yeah, ads can be simple and smart. Fav: book your tickets online.
posted by scheptech at 1:15 AM on January 1, 2007

Looks like you really like adblogs johnson. You might dig this link-directory/list of 246 advertising blogs, some with lots of pictures of ads, some with more of the bloggers thoughts and words about ads, and plenty in between. Knock yourself out. ;) full disclosure, yeah that links directory is part of my ownadvertising blog, I'm currently weeding it for dead links.
posted by dabitch at 9:55 AM on January 1, 2007 [1 favorite]

derail: wow johnson, we have really similar usernumbers, funny.
posted by dabitch at 10:45 AM on January 1, 2007

Cool find jonson, thanks. I really like the visuals and ads on his site.
posted by nickyskye at 11:56 AM on January 1, 2007

(sorry about that "h", twice.)
posted by dabitch at 11:59 AM on January 1, 2007

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