Polar Music Prize: Dark side of the moon

Pink Floyd meet the most powerful soprano of our time.

Advertising Agency: Storakers McCann, Stockholm, Sweden
Art Director: Henric Almquist
Copywriters: Hanna Belander, Bjorn Hjalmar
Photographer: Sven Prim
Published: August 2008

16 comments

capywriter's picture
capywriter
5511 pencils

Yep, nice. But shouldn't it be 'meets' instead of 'meet'?

campass's picture
campass
120 pencils

BINGO!

karankal's picture
karankal
52 pencils

They use Pink Floyd as plural, so it's 'meet' here and 'are' in the other ad.

SeanMartin's picture
SeanMartin

And they are incorrect. It's singular, not plural.

BulbheaD's picture
BulbheaD
254 pencils

Agree. It should be singular.

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

ricklongo's picture
ricklongo
1244 pencils

Not necessarily. It isn't uncommon to use band names as plural in British English.

sneakyhands's picture
sneakyhands
1857 pencils

this debate seems to be over a declarative sentence, except this one happens to be imperative. pink floyd is the second person, they're telling the band to meet the soprano. it' a different verb tense entirely. they could've used a comma, too.

then again, i could just be wrong. i just saw that the pig ad screwed up the conjugation as well.

SeanMartin's picture
SeanMartin

*Technically* (sorry, son of sn English teacher), you'd want a comma if it's supposed to be telling Pink Floyd to do something. "Pink Floyd, play a song. Pink Floyd, meet the singer that messed with your cover art." But Pink Floyd -- a singular group -- required a singular verb: "meets", not "meet". Exception to the rule, the Beatles -- singular group, but expressed with a plural noun.

Okay, now I need a little lie-down. :)

ricklongo's picture
ricklongo
1244 pencils

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muse_(band)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oasis_(band)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Verve

Again, this is common practice in British English. "Pink Floyd are a good band", etc.

SeanMartin's picture
SeanMartin

Henry Higgins (and by extension George Shaw) would roll his eyes in mild disgust. :)

OMaxweller's picture
OMaxweller
79 pencils

Very cool, however similar idea to the greek broken plate ad that everyone on this site panned.

MINAKA MORI's picture
MINAKA MORI
90 pencils

I don't care a lot about singular or plural but the ad is goood.

And the glass shattering, good photoshop

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Whitefang's picture
Whitefang
509 pencils

lame 80's style ad. next

SeanMartin's picture
SeanMartin

And I'd be curious to know how you pigeonhole this as "80s style".

Guest's picture
Guest

hahaha 80's???????? hahahaha how do you figured? not at all, anyway the most iconic paste of rock generally, and floyd particulary,
....a big horraaaaa!!!!!! to Hipgnosis. You know what i mean designers

Guest's picture
Guest

almost forget it, great photoshop!!!

pd. hunk.

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