Rolling Stone Magazine: Headbanger

We all are so used to nod.
Time to shake our heads again!
Time for more Rock’n’Roll! RollingStone.

Advertising Agency: Oliver Voss, Hamburg, Germany
Creative Directors: Oliver Voss, Till Monshausen
Art Directors: Till Monshausen, Florian Zwinge
Copywriters: Oliver Voss, Florian Zwinge
Illustrators: Klaus Aßmann, Florian Zwinge, Ini Neumann
Photographer: Dominic Rose
Published: January 2012

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Divesh Mehta's picture
Divesh Mehta
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Nicely done

CuriousPencil's picture
CuriousPencil
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I only hope this was translated into English only to post here. Clumsy, awful copy across the series. When you shake your head, it means No, the opposite of Nodding Yes. I can't say whether decent copy could rescue the approach, not being a Rolling Stone reader, but I think maybe it might be best kept in German.

Tom Megginson's picture
Tom Megginson
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I agree. Did they really mean "bang your head"?

Even then, the ads obviously don't translate.

jeph's picture
jeph
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"Head-banging" is probably the correct sentiment, but I think "nodding" is still the proper translation. Maybe it's alluding - to how generally the middle-class workforce is full of yes-men -- always having to say yes to their bosses, agreeing to do terribly boring things, follow dull ideas, etc. Contrast this with rock-and-roll's penchant for saying "fuck you" to the Man, and you have a pretty interesting visual and behavioral connection.

mertos's picture
mertos
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very nice illustration

kleenex's picture
kleenex
25556 pencils

art works for me.

Michaelsmagic's picture
Michaelsmagic
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love the illustration

ignitionspark's picture
ignitionspark
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Nice Illustration!

MicheleVirgilio's picture
MicheleVirgilio
2617 pencils

very nice art work

Lawson Hembree's picture
Lawson Hembree
456 pencils

Well done on the art, but the copy has some room for improvement.

olgamarb's picture
olgamarb
70 pencils

Nice use of illustration!

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Peter Frank's picture
Peter Frank
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LOVE the art

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