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Roger Daly's picture
Roger Daly
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Yeah, but...

sloppy4's picture
sloppy4
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but what? nice simple idea for something simple.

Roger Daly's picture
Roger Daly
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but... a tad too simple for me. :)

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Simple is putting a quarter into you pocket.

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Roger Daly's picture
Roger Daly
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... and being satisfied with that. :)

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With this seemingly simple image of a banana and eloquent words elegantly laid-out, many things come to mind... but I might be missing the whole point?! Is the overriped banana to mean the passing of time, the crossing of Andy Warhol to the other side? Or is it that while the object may be rotting on the surface, it is still good to digest its content? Or could it be, I dare say, a phallic symbol too?

Whatever the imagery may mean, the headline copy grabs me! Other Voices Other Rooms make me understand that it must be an exhibit?

Will this be at New York's MoMA?

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PhobiArt
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Oh you poet philosopher:) Maybe it's a simple reference to Velvet Underground album (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Velvet_Underground_and_Nico). Good ads don't need you to seek for truth, they work as simple as this.

desailly's picture
desailly
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What a facile view.

PhobiArt's picture
PhobiArt
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What an easy comment.

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Javier Ramírez
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or is it coz warhol liked bananas...you know which kind;)

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it's a reference to his "peel slowly and see" cover for the velvet underground & nico album

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Kateter
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exactly. and I'm surprised people don't know that. it's not only essential pop culture symbol but plain common knowledge.

but I would rather see his Campbell soup go bad, aged Marylin or something similar.

not bad idea, though.

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You all suck

Clearly it isn't 'plain common knowledge' as people needed it explaining. That said, it doesn't mean that it's not a nice idea for those who care about the Velvet Underground or Warhol. Targeted marketing may have been their decision - those in the know...

I would have thought getting as many people to see his work would have been a better aim, so something a bit less niche but equally clever may have proved more effective (and no, I don't have a suggestion of what it could be. Just giving an opinion).

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dshott's picture
dshott
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Indeed...

desailly's picture
desailly
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Good Lord. And it seems that someone did actually need to explain that.

Back to art school, everyone that didn't know.

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It's a reference from almost forty years ago, and it's losing steam, so I dont think it takes much to understand why people might not get it. After all, how many pop references from the 1930s do you understand? And how many people opening the newspaper are gonna look at this and say, "Oh wow! The Velvet undeground!" Not many, I assure you.

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Probably not, but I guess a lot of people will think "Oh, Andy Warhol!"

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good ad. simple. smart.

Rammal's picture
Rammal
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simply a beauty!

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kgeiger
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:)

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love the idea!!!! a good idea does not need great executions, bad ideas must always have great "pictures" or else!!

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for god sake people! thats a great ad! simple and clean.

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exithigh
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yeah, i like.

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