Ariel: Ink

Stay stain-free.

Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Dubai, UAE
Creative Director: Ed Jones
Art Director: Fadi Yaish
Copywriter: Mick Larosse
Illustrator: First Base Imaging London / Fadi Yaish
Photographer: David Taylor Bramley

April, 2007


Vudu6's picture
81 pencils

Ivan, is it Saatchi & Saatchi Dubai week? :)

Slashh's picture
294 pencils

And do they only have one team there? Really. WTF!

Slashh's picture
294 pencils

And WTF do the have against headlines and copy? (not that every ad needs them), but WTF?

ivan's picture

Yes. :)

mikelite's picture
1031 pencils

unimpressive & unoriginal

Fallon's picture
108 pencils

Charles: Is this the same Saatchi & Saatchi we built?
Maurice: No Charles, that was when we used to do advertising.

ooops's picture
448 pencils

a water proof shirt or...?

klaussnow's picture
1675 pencils

it reminds me of that ad with a spilled ink bottle but the content turns to water coming out of the bottle, that was niiice.

... its already been done...

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Sir Edmund Adstein
26 pencils

As a campaign i find it quite repetitive. This execution works good as a single.
The others are not strong from esthetical point of view.
Concept: not new, but i think this execution is.
For creative crowd: it might work for festivals although Ariel has been doing
very interesting stuff lately, specially NY office and Argentina.
For consumers: they'll have to look at it for a while. (not very estimulating)

It's impressive the amount of "festival oriented" work this Dubai S&S agency produces.
They must have a special team working for this purpose only!!!

Bye's picture
1464 pencils

That's the vibe I got as well. But the ideas aren't on par with their scam rivals.

popdistortion's picture
1592 pencils

Can just imagine a bunch of MiamiAdSchool grads locked away in some dark basement room in the Saatchi dungeon.

picturejockey's picture
658 pencils

Stay stain-free.
Use a ball-point pen.

Nthngmn's picture
626 pencils

who writes with a fountain pen like that nowadays? 1914 called.....

besoz's picture
48 pencils

i like this one

brain123's picture
830 pencils

The product doesn't prevent stains, it removes them.

whobeyou's picture
8 pencils

Stay stain free. Don't spill. =)

Rog's picture
6082 pencils

Or use a computer.

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

Minimum's picture
1490 pencils

Could just be me, but if you look closely to the left arm it almost looks like its prosthetic. It is a platic arm, or rubber. Anyway, the left arm looks fake. I get the idea of all the 'spill' ads, I think they are too easy to resemble work from ad students.

...and let the poets cry themselves to sleep. And all their tearfull words would turn back into steam

sunilcreates's picture
166 pencils

Yes. its good for a water proof shirt.

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