Ford Ranger: Rough road

The projects purpose was to allow drivers to experience the Ford pickup's attribute of softness on hostile surfaces. In order to achieve this, several floor graphics were imprinted with cracks, snow and/or mud in various city streets. Next to them, a road signal that read "This is how it feels, Ford Ranger" was placed. Drivers drove through a difficult road without feeling it; situation that led them to experience the unique softness of riding in a Ford pickup. The floor graphics were placed in lateral streets and parking areas with speed limits that didn't exceed 10 kilometers per hour, with the objective of looking out for the driver's safety.

Advertising Agency: JWT Santiago, Chile
Creative Directors: Matias Lecaros
Art Director: Matias Lecaros
Copywriter: Matias Lecaros
Illustrator: Ricardo Salamanca
Photographer: José Claro / Agencia Cuatro
Additional credits: Andres Mardones
Released: December 2006

27 comments

Salet's picture
Salet
288 pencils

I wonder if any people freaked out when they came up to it. Cool ambient.

ivan's picture
ivan

I love ads that give you a new experience.

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klaussnow's picture
klaussnow
1675 pencils

seems loose, what happens when it catches like a carpet and flips over
That's the sort of ambient I'm talking bout..

... its already been done...

mapliopl's picture
mapliopl
146 pencils

yeah, hopefully they were well attached to the ground...

Boas ideas's picture
Boas ideas
217 pencils

Maravilloso! Aunque quizas tenga algun detalle de logistica. Ejm.
Se debe ensuciar romper pero imagino que tendra su tiempo de duracion
suficiente para impresionar a muchos carros.
9/10

denrae's picture
denrae
83 pencils

go jwt!

daniel_glezmilan's picture
daniel_glezmilan
282 pencils

it looks really cool, i hope that it works as well.

Blahg's picture
Blahg
616 pencils

heh - "Ford Ranger: See how it feels to drive a fake SUV." Very catchy. :)

fractalrene's picture
fractalrene
1506 pencils

Cool, well thought. I like these kind of 'living inside the ad' experiences.

nyzz's picture
nyzz
84 pencils

veryyyy niice....

washiam's picture
washiam
445 pencils

WOWYAH!!!!

Toni's picture
Toni
106 pencils

Quite fresh. I really like it and hope it gets some medals.

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JUST ANOTHER Guest

really kool. they shud hv kept the matt graphic semitransparent in th first two feet. tht wud hv taken it to more real view. gr8 wrt...simply liv'in it.

akharwatkar's picture
akharwatkar
79 pencils

Very cool. I like.

You know, if they had done this in India, they would have saved a ton of money on setting up the roads the way they have. We have bad, pot-holed roads like these everywhere! Then again, nobody would notice these signboards then!

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Michal Zak's picture
Michal Zak

wunderbar!

Daniel_James's picture
Daniel_James

I think it's fantastic and really well executed. But is this actually legal to create i.e. using fake road signs? I thought you weren't allowed to mess with public signage as it could cause accidents.

Either way, it's very well done. Great tone, gets the message across nicely and I know I'd love to see it on a road.

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andrej dwin
939 pencils

usually I don"t trust such ambient ideas (that they were really made)
but here I appreciate their attention to detail like the placing in areas with speed limits of 10kmh.
superfresh thinking!

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itch's picture
itch
806 pencils

not bad..

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kalpesh78's picture
kalpesh78
2580 pencils

awesome thought.. .love it

ideas....30 minutes nahi toh free.

sicosico's picture
sicosico

trucho, pero bueno.

Guest's picture
Guest

esta medio trucado no? algunas por lo menos.

Barkach's picture
Barkach
199 pencils

I liked the quote pretty much, specially for this website:

"The worst creative will always be better than the best critic"

j2mango's picture
j2mango
534 pencils

so simple, but its very strong!

sakibafridi's picture
sakibafridi
167 pencils

probably sounds like repetition at this point, but very nice. wish i'd done it.

AdEater's picture
AdEater

Cool idea.
Salamanca is a great artist.
Cheers

ooops's picture
ooops
448 pencils

"i need a ford ranger to go forward"

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