Thursday, June 19, 2008

There Are A Lot Of FishDicks In The Sea.


(click ads for closer looks) That's the most penis heads (L) I've ever seen in an ad. These AIDS prevention ads via France just won a bronze medal at Cannes. The illustrations are wonderful, though the female version is the much more inventive of the two. Compared to Ken Cole's asinine AIDS prevention ads, these are golden. related: Sarah Silverman's leaked World AIDS day song lyrics for a never-produced Gap commercial.

18 Comments:

Anonymous fedex said...

Amazing ads. They actually encourage you to explore. Theres the gold! (Well bronze, in this case)

10:27 AM  
Blogger Syd said...

They're both pretty gross to me.

12:31 PM  
Blogger Make the logo bigger said...

Wow. Those French. Envelope pushers all!

4:16 PM  
Anonymous Kiah said...

I love the creativity and style of the women's one, but I don't appreciate the mouth with "cum" squirting out of it. First of all, gross, and second of all many women don't even let cum in their mouths let alone swallow it. (This is critique to the ad, not you). That kind of image just makes guys even more sure that they can squirt their grossness all over the place without asking first if it's ok to do so.

Thank you for posting those ads though, they are DEFINITELY better than anything I have seen in the U.S. (even though they are very hetero assuming).

4:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, if these are French, why is the copy in English???

(Lovin' the retro graphic style.)

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Gar Lipow said...

A number of women I know said they found the "girl" ad creepy. Being surrounded by aggressive dicks more resembled what they feared sex would be like in adolescent nightmares than their adolescent desires.

7:31 PM  
Blogger Celia Pleete said...

Holy moley, those have got to be the most terrifying advertisements I've EVER SEEN. They're just...I'm going to have nightmares now, and possibly will need some therapy.

8:42 PM  
Anonymous peachfuzz said...

Ask any tuna you happen
to see, what's the best tuna?
Fishdicks of the Sea.

Mrs. Paul's Fishdicks.

I like these pics; creative.

12:50 AM  
Anonymous Cate said...

Um, anyone else incredibly skeeved out that there's a COW'S ASS in the guy one?

Seriously, French People, what's wrong with you?

2:21 AM  
Blogger Michelle B said...

Both are gorgeously erotic to me.

5:22 AM  
OpenID silk-noir said...

Oh, I love these!

7:55 AM  
Anonymous Jay said...

The grand prix winners look like total fakes. Double-page spreads for batteries? What a slap in the face of people making real work.

4:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only hetero-assuming but also all white. Nonetheless, pretty, interesting, weird, and remind me a bit of a recent South Park episode.

2:04 AM  
Anonymous dubsak said...

That Illustrator is James Jean. He's awesome. If you get a chance, you should check out his Process Recess books. He also does the covers for the comic Fables and each one is absolutely beautiful.

9:59 AM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I think I might even like these more than my previous favorite French AIDS ads:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2420/1612311420_864ae33140.jpg?v=0
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2262/1611421679_02ead201b0.jpg?v=0

1:20 AM  
Blogger Madness said...

Great artwork! Kind of reminds me of a Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention Album cover

11:09 AM  
Anonymous hotspur said...

The comments in reply to these ads are more fascinating than the excellent ads, seems to me. Commenters who think sex is gross, find a jellyfish "aggressive," and see only "all white" when plainly there are lotsa black dicks and a handful of black boobies too. Oy, people, grow up -- these are damn fantastic and so is sex.

2:59 PM  
OpenID streetdiscrete said...

aw, these are fantastic. Gotta love the french. Best safe sex ads I've ever seen. Wish we had these stateside on giant billboards!

11:42 PM  

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