Schick: Free your skin, 3

Advertising Agency: Y&R, Auckland, New Zealand
Chief Creative Officer: Josh Moore
Art Directors: Tom Paine, Mark Tallis, Tom Paine
Copywriter: Cameron Dowsett
Producer: Michele Richards
Associate Creative Director: Tom Paine
Agency Executive Producer: Christina Hazard
Agency Producer: Marique Knight
Photographer: Troy Goodall
Retoucher: Electric Art
Designer: Lex Fleming
Senior Account Manager: Mike Keen

Published: 
June 2014

15 comments

Marcao's picture
Marcao
3029 pencils

Nice Photoshopping.

talkingisfree's picture
talkingisfree
2710 pencils

This is a great campaign

Darko Bosnar's picture
Darko Bosnar
389 pencils

Looks really nice.

art director at IMAGO
Zagreb-CROATIA

thedesignaddict's picture
thedesignaddict
5403 pencils

Fantastic shots.
The line doesn't really connect to what I'm seeing.
"Tame your beard." would be closer to the concept IMO.

Reality Check's picture
Reality Check
2370 pencils

@ thedesignaddict,

"Tame your beard" would work if the strategy was to keep your beard.

The intention of this campaign is to lose the beard entirely, hence, "Free your skin".

kleenex's picture
kleenex
40708 pencils

not bad, but not solid either.

Uncertain's picture
Uncertain
568 pencils

Free my skin? As if it was captive? By a mammal? With a beard like the, you would need a clipper not a razor.
I love the photoshop work but I agree with thedesignaddict about the copy.

Uncertain | Assumption is the Mother of All Fuckups

Troll's picture
Troll
665 pencils

Cool idea. Line doesn't work.
Seems like the beard is hanging on for dear life, not holding the guy's skin captive.

thedesignaddict's picture
thedesignaddict
5403 pencils

Wow, that's horrible.

Loud1's picture
Loud1
35 pencils

"Free your skin" is the support line they use for everything...So I think it works. I recognize that line as Schick. great photoshop and photography.

Emanresu's picture
Emanresu
2148 pencils

The photography and layout is good. However, I do agree with some of the other comments. As someone who has grown their hair, I've gotten comments of birds nesting in it and whatnot. However, something about the models posing calmly, along with their good looks, doesn't communicate to me they have a care about freeing their skin.

Temple's picture
Temple
11323 pencils

Way off the mark (unless of course we 're talking awards and stuff that only we understand).

Long beards are manifestos, and their owners are proud. It is the irritating 5 days stubble which enslaves your skin which needs to be freed.

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