Lawrence & Mayo: Bono

Which Bono is Bono?
The voice keeps getting louder. The stage changes everyday. The activist becomes a rock star who becomes an activist. The impassioned ballads become lyrical speeches. And vice-versa. The lighter-waving fans are replaced by suited delegates at the UN. Through it all the brown, polarized, wide-framed Bulgaris remain constant. Letting those photosensitive eyes see all that is wrong with our world.
Lawrence & Mayo. Your glasses are you.

Advertising Agency: Eleven Brandworks, Mumbai, India
Creative Directors: Puneet Kapoor, Prateek Bhardwaj
Art Director: Puneet Kapoor
Copywriter: Prateek Bhardwaj
Illustrators: Puneet Kapoor, Anand Chodankar
Photographer: Altaf Khan
Planner: Imran Khan

December 2009


kyarajesh's picture
90 pencils

saw it at the goafest.

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Reality Check
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Conceptually, the campaign's a tenuous link between the glasses and the wearer.

atb2005's picture
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I don't think that the link between the glasses and the wearer is tenuous at all. They've picked celebrities known for wearing glasses (maybe not these exact brands, but still). Have you seen Bono in particular without glasses? Rarely.

This campaign reminds me of the campaign that DDB France created to celebrate the Van's 60th birthday; it ran on the same premise that everything else changes but the Van itself. I think that works wonderfully with glasses too. Also, it wouldn't be a stretch to assume that some people may be just as emotionally attached to their glasses as they are to some other object. Indeed, glasses do reflect your personality or even style of life. Copy is a little too verbose, but good nonetheless. I love how they used a transparent layer on top of each illustration to show life thru glasses.

PS: Don't think Bono would approve of being included in this ad. This is like an endorsement (first of this optical store, and then of Bulgari).

BulbheaD's picture
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i see the bono who is wearing a $500 spectacle as millions are getting hungry in the world.

The madman thinks he is sane. I know I am mad. -- Pablo Picasso

shahidali's picture
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i like the brilliant copy but the execution is almost on the verge of dismal misery. Doesn't do justice ot the brand.


Appolonia's picture
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i really love the copy of this campaign!!! its so true !!

Molecule's picture
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awesome copy, inspiring. makes me want to read on

raulbanderas's picture
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i really like this campaing

Ensamblador's picture
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Great copy, art doesn´t bother me. I like the campaing.

perromalo's picture
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This cocpy is the best one. Congratulations.

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ek kanya
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goo work. hope its no scam.

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the_lizard_king's picture
1257 pencils

Great copy writing. Aptly suits the Indian ideologies.

And then GOD said...
Let there be creativity!!!

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Shanty Mathew
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Intelligent copy and art.

"A good advertisement is one which sells the product without drawing attention to itself." - David Ogilvy

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