Candico: Kitchen

A character of finesse.
Candico. All the finesse of roughness.

Advertising Agency: Euro RSCG, Brussels, Belgium
Executive Creative Director: Dominique van Doormaal
Art Directors: Dominik Appels, Dominique van Doormaal
Copywriters: Bram Lenders, Gino Del Ben, Dirk De Smet
Account team: William Lebrun, Dirk Werkers
Photographer: Frieke Janssens
Published: October 2010

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morse's picture
morse
15809 pencils

Just what the hell is going on here? A home with a child. A broken vase and flowers. A plastic looking young girl drinking tea next to a dangerous looking knife. Oh, and don't forget the men's watch and the torn clothes.

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LeeHarvey's picture
LeeHarvey
3045 pencils

Right! She's not rough, just clumsy. She found the watch and the knife in the washing machine which explains the torn sweater. And butterfingers dropped the vase, time for a nice cuppa! Capiche?

Dot's picture
Dot
90 pencils

lost in conceptspace

Jack Mancer - when he said he was going to collect pencils, they thought he meant One show awards. He didn't.

Billoughsby's picture
Billoughsby
5091 pencils

Post coital advertising at it's finest.

"Ubi hubave lubearned thubat ubanuby fubool cuban wrubite uba bubad ubad, bubut thubat ubit tubakes uba rubeal gubenubiubus tubo kubeep hubis hubands uboff uba gubood ubone."
-Lubeo Buburnubett

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CuriousPencil
4227 pencils

"Violence. Selling sugar since slavery."

The only interesting thing about this ad is how they got fridge magnets to stick to ceramic tiles. I have a question to the creative team: is your target market Columbo?

The detective, not the place.

LeeHarvey's picture
LeeHarvey
3045 pencils

Columbo is not a place, Sherlock!

CuriousPencil's picture
CuriousPencil
4227 pencils

Watson a name - thought the homonymic nod to Sri Lanka's Colombo would suffice, thought wrong obviously.

LeeHarvey's picture
LeeHarvey
3045 pencils

You're absofreakinglutely right CP! Watson a name.... ROFL!!

Guest's picture
Guest

What is the relation in Colombo here?

CuriousPencil's picture
CuriousPencil
4227 pencils

None. Columbo was a TV detective. He could find the tiniest clues and make them make sense in a bigger picture. He could decode even the deepest puzzle and find the answer. He would be able to understand this ad.

LeeHarvey's picture
LeeHarvey
3045 pencils

"Uh, just one more thing....". Yeah, Peter Falk, we sure miss him.

CuriousPencil's picture
CuriousPencil
4227 pencils

Well he's still alive LH, but sure, new Columbos I miss, my box set's dizzy from spinning so often.

LeeHarvey's picture
LeeHarvey
3045 pencils

The poor man has Alzheimer. Great actor. loved the series.

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Billoughsby
5091 pencils

I am with you guys. This has put me in a Falk/Columbo mood.

This ad is spinning associations way more interesting than anything anybody connected with it could have intended. Should it get points for that, I wonder.

"Ubi hubave lubearned thubat ubanuby fubool cuban wrubite uba bubad ubad, bubut thubat ubit tubakes uba rubeal gubenubiubus tubo kubeep hubis hubands uboff uba gubood ubone."
-Lubeo Buburnubett

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Cheerriiee
952 pencils

hahah good point there about the magnets!

Guest's picture
Guest

I love sitting on cold marble with no pants on. Its cold and rough on my skinny model hiney.

MidasTouch's picture
MidasTouch
1024 pencils

Oh my God... -___-

//usevertising v.s badvertising//
C'est une question de vie ou de mort.

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