World’s Strangest

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Come With a Story and Leave With Another

"Come with a story and leave with another", says Colsubsidio Book Exchange of Colombia. To strike home the message, Lowe/SSP3 ad agency came up with these clever print ads. The first one above mixes Snow White and Sherlock Holmes. Can you [...]

Embarrassing Hair Loss Ad

The best actors are ones that you don’t have to pay for. The Canadian ad agency Rethink makes good use of bald commuters on rapid transit trains by exposing their heads for all to see. Link -via Super Punch | Photo: David Niddrie

The ABCs of Proofreading

One of my favorite tumblrs, tweeters and Instagrammers, lunchyprices, spotted the below typo on her TV screen recently and had the wherewithal to capture it quick. Apparently, an entire ad agency department, the client and everyone at ABC all missed this, which is pretty baffling. (Either that, or US Weekly can’t spell.) In all my years, I’ve never [...]

Extreme Grooming for Animals

Absolutely no photoshoppery involved here, no siree. I refuse to believe that punk bird is anything less than real, so I can’t tell you how Mladen Penev got animals to sit still long enough for impressive haircuts [...]

McDonald’s Billboard Projects French Fry-Like Beams of Light into the Sky

The ad agency Leo Burnett, maker of clever campaigns like landmine stickers and human billboards, designed this glorious billboard. It is shaped like a fry box. Yellow lights projecting upwards like a pillar of fire guide the hungry forward from up to three miles away. Link -via That’s Nerdalicious! | Photo: Leo Burnett

Parmesan Cheese Pencils

The German ad agency Kolle Rebbe designed chunks of Parmesan cheese shaped like pencils. Flakes are shaved off with a manual pencil sharpener: The cheeses are shaped like oversized pencils, where the “leads” contain three different flavors: truffles, pesto and chilli. With the sharpener included, the required amount of cheese can be sprinkled on the dish. [...]

A Flip Book Made by Popping Balloons

Video Link Created by Brazilian ad agency Loducca, more than 600 balloons were used to create this clever little “book” that tells a story involving Slash and Ozzy Osbourne, among others. About 10 balloons were popped every second. Link via the Des Moines Egotist

Ad Becomes Visible Only When Wet

(Video Link) The ad agency Fresh Green Ads, which emphasizes eco-friendly marketing solutions, made this ad in Scheveningen, the Netherlands. It becomes visible only when wet. The Dutch phrase means “never lets you go.” Agency Website via Super Punch

Funny Commercial for Dirt Devil

(Video Link) Here’s a clever commercial for Dirt Devil brand vacuum cleaners by the ad agency The Raft. Apparently, it’ll clean more than just one type of rug. Link via Copyranter

Bench Presses Advertisement into Bare Thighs

The ad agency DDB Auckland altered benches to press an advertisement for Superette, a clothing chain in New Zealand, into the bare legs of people who sit on them. They read “Short shorts on sale Superette”. Link via The Presurfer | Photos: Bed Ads on TV