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cp's picture
cp
354 pencils

great art

Nthngmn's picture
Nthngmn
626 pencils

I'm not a Rugby follower, nor am i from New Zealand, so can someone please tell me what's up with the ridiculous poses. 'Cause right now, to me, they're all dance fighting in unison........which would be kicka$$ anyway

Ed Mintone's picture
Ed Mintone
585 pencils

Welcome to the Haka (done before each match to intimidate their opponents)

http://youtube.com/watch?v=dJAjoCx6Euw

Saatchis Wellington NZ.

Guest's picture
Guest

actually, it's not about rugby.
it's about gay man going straight to hell.
or did i miss something?

raverus's picture
raverus
1478 pencils

then learn about rugby before commenting. thank you.

Nthngmn's picture
Nthngmn
626 pencils

Yeah, that's it bud. After seeing some unimportant ad on ads of the world I'm gonna go out and research why these men are performing these maneuvers. That's exactly what I'm gonna do. I have many a better thing to do with my time.

Sorry if I offended your beloved sport. Pretentious f*cker.

Rog's picture
Rog
6094 pencils

You've got a team in the 2007 Rugby World Cup, sunshine.
A bit more research might be a good idea, eh? ;)

>>>> That's not an ad. THIS is an ad.

Nthngmn's picture
Nthngmn
626 pencils

Yeah, that's it. This grand sport of Rugby is certainly not a Canadian pasttime. Most of us couldn't care less. Myself included.

REJ's picture
REJ

Nthngmn, the Haka is a traditional Māori dance performed by the New Zealand ("All Blacks") rugby team before international games. The haka, whilst normally enjoyed by spectators, has been criticised as an unsporting attempt to intimidate the opposition before the match begins. They have two general hakas: "Ka Mate" and a relatively new one, "Kapa o Pango" with the latter being more rugby oriented.

According to Alan Armstrong, "The haka is a composition played by many instruments. Hands, feet, legs, body, voice, tongue, and eyes all play their part in blending together to convey in their fullness the challenge, welcome, exultation, defiance or contempt of the words."

"It is disciplined, yet emotional. More than any other aspect of Maori culture, this complex dance is an expression of the passion, vigour and identity of the race. It is at it's best, truly, a message of the soul expressed by words and posture.."

One of the initial refrains which the leader of the haka utters just prior to everyone performing the haka itself is shown below. These words simply serve to remind the performers how to comport themselves when they do the haka. They should be shouted out in a ferocious and staccato manner, designed to instil strength and determination into the performers, such that they enact the haka with the power and force required.

Ringa pakia
Uma tiraha
Turi whatia
Hope whai ake
Waewae takahia kia kino

Slap the hands against the thighs
Puff out the chest
Bend the knees
Let the hip follow
Stamp the feet as hard as you can

Hope this helps ;-)

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Shane Smith

Just wanted to say thank you REJ for taking the time to enlighten us ignorant of the Haka. Your thorough explanation gives me a greater appreciation of the ad and makes me want to see it actually performed by the All Blacks.

Thanks again and best regards,

Shane

Cameron's picture
Cameron

Why don't you give your source of this ad? It was posted at Best Ads on TV and you took it from them. Where were your moral values?

ivan's picture
ivan

It was sent in by a reader. Thanks for letting me know the source. I will add it as always.

Ivan Raszl, admin of AotW

Guest's picture
Guest

cameron, you're really starting to piss me off. shut up and rubbbb it

hang-the-dj's picture
hang-the-dj
1262 pencils

Where is your common sense?

Get over yourself, it's a site that displays new/cool/thought-provoking ads, you think the creators would be pissed at this being here? God Damn.

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Boony wants a beer
380 pencils

Actually...

People may get a bit pissed about their work appearing on here, not because it's been taken from bestads, but because of the anonymous cheap shots it gets subjected to from quite a lot of people on here.

Basically, they send it to bestads for exposure without having to put up with all the jealous hacks who try to shit all over it around these parts, but then for it inevitably wind up here anyway is a bit frustrating.

Guest's picture
Guest

agreed...
i would never ever send in my work. not because of the guys who'd just call it "crap" without any further explanations/ suggestions. but because of the guys who find an ad that has (allegedly) been done before by some students years ago. happens from time to time, usually, the other users start to boo at this ad and the agency immediately as if they knew that the agency ripped it off.

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hang-the-dj
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Fair call Boony, but if you know that most of the hacks here don't know what they're talking about, you shouldn't really have a problem with getting slammed by anon losers.

If you're confident with your work, it shouldn't matter should it? Then again I can't talk, I've had nothing up here and don't know what it's like to get torn to pieces.

It is the web though, so any half decent ad will eventually end up here - you can't control that surely?

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Boony wants a beer
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Yeah, on a personal level I really don't care what people on this site say about my work, however I really don't like the thought of their poisonous slander influencing potential award show judges' opinions. Having said that, I'm well aware that realistically pretty much all judges are well above this petty shit anyway so it probably makes no difference, but it still sucks that it could.

Interesting how the great shredder campaign from AWARD last year (Keep secrets secret) has only just appeared on here...it's done the award rounds now, so the creatives don't give a fuck if it cops flak anymore - they'll just point to their nice shiny pencils. Might be a coincidence that it's only now appeared, but interesting...

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hang-the-dj
1262 pencils

That would make any criticism easier to take, one hand on your mouse scrolling through the slander and one hand polishing your pencil.

Yeah, I can see the advatage to not sending stuff everywhere until it's been tested at awards.

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Advertising Pawn
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Jesus's picture
Jesus
2 pencils

es muy bueno el trabajo de imagen como de diseño

Algareto's picture
Algareto
216 pencils

The Art Direction is truly mind blowing! Love it!

mattbing's picture
mattbing
24 pencils

Not a football fan but this is a very cool poster.

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mapliopl
146 pencils

it's for rugby.

kgeiger's picture
kgeiger
7085 pencils

This looks really cool, no doubt.
But I for one would prefer not to have to read an entire wikipedia article to understand an advert... :(

Rej's picture
Rej

kgeiger: ur not the target audience, so you wouldn't have to read squat mate. if u don't understand it, turn the page. if u WANT to understand it, then u'll gladly "read an entire wikipedia article to understand an advert"

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kgeiger
7085 pencils

True.

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creative_catalyst
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Not an all black fan (mainly brcause they kick our arse all the time) but love the art. Well done.

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Guest

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andrej dwin
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gimli's picture
gimli

nz rox!!!!
does someone have a link to the allBlacks ad 2005 for the british lions tour? it shows the allblacks wrestling with real lions...

Guest's picture
Guest

oh my god. sorry but they're pathetic. testosterone-driven no-brainers

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iT-iS-i
1721 pencils

Sadly, besides the extraordinary art, there's pretty much nothing here... May we proceed... BTW, who's this cameron gimp? Give him a nappy and freakin tampon, let him go bicker and bitch elsewhere, perhaps where they show references to the sources of all their ads. F off mate!

Not even twenty tongue rings could (beep) with my speech...

:: Put your ears against the ground so i can walk over what you heard::

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Boony wants a beer
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If you ever actually bothered to watch a Haka you would know that this is definitely not nothing.

A Haka is fucking amazing. I'm Australian but am in awe every time I watch the All Blacks perform this pre game ritual. And in case you missed the point, the image is illustrating the spirits that a Haka summons from below. It's amazingly powerful stuff, even if in reality it's just a bunch of rugby meatheads doing a dance.

Guest's picture
Guest

sorry but due to their arsing around,this looks like a high-class laxative ad.
at least high-class!

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Boony wants a beer
380 pencils

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Guest's picture
Guest

i agree with IT is I. this has become a site where the HACKS come to vent their anger and frustration because even the worst work on here is better than what they're currently working on. jeez, it's tedious to read such crappy commentary.

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Bobby Defect
28 pencils

damn Great!

Haka - this is called: "Maori War Cry"
NZ-s used dance and sing in order to provoke warriorz souls!!!

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