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August 2011

Print advertisment created by DDB, New Zealand for DDB, within the category: Agency Self-Promo.

Advertising Agency: DDB Group RappTribal, New Zealand
Executive Creative Director: Toby Talbot
Art Directors: Helmut Krone, Maria Ward
Copywriter: Toby Talbot
Group Account Director: Justin Mowday

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Nike Diesel's picture
Nike Diesel
Activity Score 13630

Art direction FAIL.
Don't like the reversed joke either.

arthor's picture
Activity Score 513

Are you actually serious? There are like 8 widows on this. Got typesetting?

Andrej Troha's picture
Andrej Troha
Activity Score 613

Couldn't agree more! Plus an orphan gratis...

Nike Diesel's picture
Nike Diesel
Activity Score 13630

Art direction FAIL.
Don't like the reversed joke either.

shahidali's picture
Activity Score 4069

Like it. The copy should have been more crispy; after all, all this ad offers new is the copy where the story lies


peticaca's picture
Activity Score 189

I like it. Easy idea, but nice to read

Helmet Chrome's picture
Helmet Chrome
Activity Score 260

Are we so hard up for new ideas? Could you of changed this famous ad at all to give it new life without just dropping in horribly set copy?

Guess not.

Bump up the word count Toby and get rid of the widows. Your homage to great advertising falls flat... unbelievable.

BostonBob's picture
Activity Score 45

Those ripping on the widows obviously don't know their advertising: the original DDB VW ads had lots of widows, too. So this ad is very much an accurate homage. Not a particularly creative one, but accurate.


Nike Diesel's picture
Nike Diesel
Activity Score 13630

You are wrong. We know.
But we don't like it.
IMO if you wanna remix something from the past, at least make it look good.

jhicken's picture
Activity Score 52

I don't think you do. It's not a remix, it's a homage. If this were an ad for the 2012 Beetle, you would update the typography, and add the new 3D VW logo, but it's an ad that pays homage to the creator of the original ad, altering it would be an insult.

arthor is a dick's picture
arthor is a dick
Activity Score 16

Hey guys! Did you catch my appropriate use of the term 'widows'? Real insider stuff. Teacher says I'll be ready to learn about 'rivers and valleys' when I master 'kerning' and 'leading'. I'm awesome!