People in glass houses… yadda yadda yadda. Whatever.
Remember when the above image did the rounds on the Internet a few months ago?
I’ve Googled the hell out of it and I can’t find the name of the artist anywhere (sorry – happy to be corrected by a more knowledgeable commenter). But hey, irrespective of the origins, let it not be said that good art can’t be stolenre-purposed for advertising purposes.
Check out this new set of print ads from Mercedes Benz, highlighting its new ‘blind spot assist’ feature.
[A rollercoaster review ‘unboxing’ of the SGSII, shot with a ?]
Brilliant? Yes. Familiar? Slightly.
Admittedly they went one better, with this –
[A skydive review ‘unboxing’ of the SGSII, shot with a ?]
Imagine my surprise when, today in 2012 this appeared on TV for HTC –
[A free-fall fashion shoot with the HTC One, shot with a ?]
Seriously, three years of this now… come along guys, at least try to do something different. It genuinely doesn’t matter who had the idea first or even who managed to push it to the next level. All we’re asking is for some originality.