Category Archives: Inspired by

Stuck inside

Client: Mada
Agency: Blu/Grey Worldwide
Creative Director: Gilbert Semillano
Managing Director: Sami Hanah
Country: Kuwait
Year: October 2011
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Client: Wataniya Telecom

Agency: Impact & Echo BBDO

Country: Kuwait – January, 2009.

Source: http://www.ads2blog.com/2009/01/14/50-less-with-wataniya/

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Advertising Agency: TBWA, Warsaw, Poland
Creative Director: Pawel Borowski
Art Directors: Sunil Nair, Malgorzata Koterba
Copywriters: Tomasz Gazda, Sunil Nair
Photographer: Szymon Swietochowski

Released: September 2007
Avertiser: AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL
Brand name: Amnesty International
Agency: TBWA\
Country: Poland
Category: Public awareness messages

Source: http://www.coloribus.com/admirror/someone_inside_billboard/

copycat is a person that mimics or repeats the behavior of another. The term is often derogatory, suggesting a lack of originality. The expression may derive from kittens that learned by imitating the behaviors of their mothers. – Wikipedia

Plagiarism: The abuse of another’s original work by copying it and passing it off as one’s own. As defined in Alastair Campbell book titled The Designer’s Lexicon. Page: 293 ISBN: 0-304-35505-4.

“Imitation is the sincerest form of thievery” excerpt from a book by Capsule titled Design Matters. Page: 84. ISBN -13:978-1-59253-341-1.

Arcimboldo Alien salad

“Salad” is a computer generated image created in November 2006. It is a tribute to the fantastic artist H.R. Giger and the classical painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

Source: http://www.framebox.de/creations/3d/salad/

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Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Giuseppe_Arcimboldo

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Client: Patis France

Agency: Unknown

Country: UAE – Sharjah

 

 

Client: Exotica

Agency: Leo Burnett

Country: Lebanon – 2007

source: http://arabadzone.blogspot.com/2007/12/exoticart-by-d-leos-of-beirut.html


Client: Pointure

Agency: Brain Stroke

Country: Kuwait

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Published in Al Seyassah Kuwaiti Daily Newspaper. Sunday 25th of October, 2009. Page: 36. (Nutrition Section).

eco ad

Africa could use fewer guns and more food.

 

Nouveau?

The recently published book titled “Nouveau?” ISBN: 978-2-7533-0069-9 by Joe La Pompe is in my personal opinion a really brave step forward towards the advancement of true creativity in the advertising industry on a global scale; as in an effort to reduce copy cat advertising the contents of the book shed light and exposes with clear visual evidence, dates, client names, agency name, country, etc; the so-called “telepathy” that is spreading like a pandemic proving the adage that “You can fool some of the people some of the time but you cannot fool all the people all the time” 😉

My advice is BUY THE BOOK it is worth it; You will not be disappointed as the book features plenty of award winning copycat examples from the Middle East and India; some of the examples are featured in the authors website www.joelapompe.net few are featured on this blog and very soon more examples will be posted with permission from the author…so watch this space.

Regards,

Louai Alasfahani

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Watch the  video interview with Joe (English sub-titles) in Cannes Lions ACT (Advertising Community Together) exhibition.

crash and burn creativity

Original:Falcon Stream.

Agency: Arab Advertising Agency.

Creative Director: Mohamad Alasfahani.

Photographer: Mohamad Alasfahani.

Country: Kuwait – 1999.

For those who are unfamiliar with the Arabic language; the headline is “At such speed…you will need a helmet”

NB. the helmet belongs to my younger brother who still plans on buying a motorbike 🙁

Client: Wataniya Telecom – Wnet

Agency: Impact & Echo BBDO

Country: Kuwait – 2008.

For those who are unfamiliar with the Arabic language; the headline is “Get ready now for super speed internet”.

 

Client: MTC (rebranded to Zain)

Country: Kuwait

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Client: Al Jawal

Country: Saudi Arabia

perhaps it all started from this one, back in the days…

Client: Nawras telcom

Country: Oman

A copycat is a person that mimics or repeats the behavior of another. The term is often derogatory, suggesting a lack of originality. The expression may derive from kittens that learned by imitating the behaviors of their mothers. – Wikipedia.

Plagiarism: The abuse of another’s original work by copying it and passing it off as one’s own. As defined in Alastair Campbell book titled The Designer’s Lexicon. Page: 293 ISBN: 0-304-35505-4.

Imitation is the sincerest form of thievery” excerpt from a book by Capsule titled Design Matters. Page: 84. ISBN -13:978-1-59253-341-1.

xo tic tac tao creativity

Nedless to say; all of these ad examples are “created” in Kuwait  (Excepte Heinz). The Wataniya Xpress ad was created by TMI – JWT 😉

sourece for Heinz: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/brookline_community_foundation_food?size=_original

Advertising Agency: JWT Singapore
Executive Creative Directors: Ali Shabaz, Tay Guan Hin
Creative Director: Ali Shabaz
Copywriter: Pradeep D’souza
Account Manager: Peter Cheung, Group Account Director
Art Directors: Christiano Choo, Karen Muck
Production Manager: Neo Kian Heng

Source: http://adsoftheworld.com/media/print/wwf_tree_1?size=_original

A cliché (from French, klɪ’ʃe) is a phrase, expression, or idea that has been overused to the point of losing its intended force or novelty, especially when at some time it was considered distinctively forceful or novel. – Wikipedia.

Lexus 3D cliche’

Client: Lexus

Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi

Australia – 2007

Source: http://www.coloribus.com/paedia/search/?q=Maurits+Cornelis+Escher

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Source: http://www.eyetricks.com/0404.htm

Source: http://www.eyetricks.com/3506.htm

An optical illusion (also called a visual illusion) is characterized by visually perceived images that are deceptive or misleading. The information gathered by the eye is processed by the brain to give a percept that does not tally with a physical measurement of the stimulus source. There are three main types of illusion – literal optical illusions that create images that are different from the objects that make them, physiological illusions that are the effects on the eyes and brain of excessive stimulation of a specific type – brightness, tilt, color, movement, and cognitive illusions where the eye and brain make unconscious inferences. – Wikipedia.

A cliché (from French, klɪ’ʃe) is a phrase, expression, or idea that has been overused to the point of losing its intended force or novelty, especially when at some time it was considered distinctively forceful or novel. – Wikipedia.

Lost & Fund

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Original:Shuwaikh Real Estate FundKuwait
Less original:Dar Real Estate FundKuwait

A logo (Greek λογότυπος = logotypos) is a graphical element, (ideogram, symbol, emblem, icon, sign) that, together with its logotype (a uniquely set and arranged typeface) form a trademark or commercial brand. Typically, a logo’s design is for immediate recognition, inspiring trust, admiration, loyalty and an implied superiority.[1] The logo is one aspect of a company’s commercial brand, or economic entity, and its shapes, colors, fonts, and images usually are different from others in a similar market. Logos are also used to identify organizations and other non-commercial entities.Wikipedia

Plagiarism: The abuse of another’s original work by copying it and passing it off as one’s own.
As defined in Alastair Campbell book titled The Designer’s Lexicon. Page: 293 ISBN:0-304-35505-4

A copycat is a person that mimics or repeats the behavior of another. The term is often derogatory, suggesting a lack of originality. The expression may derive from kittens that learned by imitating the behaviors of their mothers. – Wikipedia