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eject
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??

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Crisp One
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its a play on famous Asian art tied in with a well known Asian brand

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miko1aj
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Kanagawa. The great wave.

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darojobe
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ooh. thank you for enlightening us

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Crisp One
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not to be confused with The Great Cow-a-Bunga

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miko1aj
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hmm. What a comment.

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pscs
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the glass bottle is a container soyasauce is dispensed from.

Kikkoman is probably the most famous soyasauce maker in japan.

The wave is from ancient japanese paintaings -- they paint the waves of the seas looking like that.

You ppl must eat sushi to understand this lol

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capywriter
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I get the idea, except that I don't find that wave so typical ancient Japanese... Looks like an average wave to me. That's why I can't find the 'art aspect' of the ad.
Actually thought it was referring to a tsunami.

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alvinpck
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This is quite good. Clean art.

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http://alvinpck.deviantart.com/gallery/

anne_one's picture
anne_one
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que passo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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the Pun-isher
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This coooool.
I think it's inspired by an old japanese painting of a tidal wave with mount fuji in the background.
Tight.

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primo_susto
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this is a VERY good one, LOVE IT.... clean, fresh, artistic, to the point, great photoshop (or else) work, good pic, classy... have it ALL

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STRTLRS
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I think, therefore... yeah.

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CGilb09
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I love it! But you would have to be aware of that style of Japanese art to really get it-- which I don't think many people are. My parents just happened to randomly have a painting like that in our house growing up, go figure, haha.

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darojobe
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the original art is by hokusai

i really liked it, but it needs a person who knows hokusai and his art to appreciate it

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PahaKeisari
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Great Scandinavian art direction! Clean and simple! Good work, I wonder what Freud would find from the waves... At least I found some childhood nightmares ;P lol

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It is a nice nod if you know the original art piece, but if you don't what does say?

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I saw a great ad in DenDen town (its the tech centre in Osaka, like Akihabara in Tokyo)
where one shop had a large poster in the window of a wave of computers & technology,
also making a funny reference to the Hokusai painting...
Someone also did a wave of bunnies playing on the same visual gag:
http://www.designflavr.com/Uprisings-Kozyndan-i255/

its not an obscure reference at all, almost akin to referencing a picasso painting no?

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i dont know creative heart...what does it say to you?

i would imagine an image of a wave like this always says something primal regardless of the reference.

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