Friday, October 13, 2006

Nuts on a Woman's Face on a Plate.

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Err. Having been to the Tribeca Grand bar a couple of times (unfortunately), I gotta say, I'm not feeling this ad. I know painters sometimes put flies in their portraits to symbolize mortality. But, a beetle? I guess the critter could be representing...Shit, I haven't a clue. (scanned from the latest Fader)
1. Free Jade Jagger Real Dollâ„¢ With Every Condo.
2. Jason Binn is a Prick: The Evidence.
3. André Balazs has a new Black Beaver.
4. Embassy Suites ad inadvertently poignant.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

WTF does an orange, a cracked walnut, some berries, and a beatle have to do with a hotel? I don't think I'd stay in a place that advertised they have bugs!

9:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

*curious face* Yeaaaahhhhhhhh...

Not too sure here. The whole thing is a little lost on me. I might not be quite intelligent enough to grasp this.

Rotten fruit, old and bitter pecans... Is that rose petals?

9:49 AM  
Blogger Matt Brand said...

hey, is that the same model as on Jane?

10:11 AM  
Blogger Lucia Toledo said...

It could have been delicious and mysterious, instead of repellant-- the difference between having your marketing guy directing the thing, instead of a proper creative director. Notes: Why cut off the tip of the nose and the bottom lip? What's the idea behind a smudgey eye makeup? Why a little patch of hair and not none or more? What if the model were looking at us (in amused complicity)? Are we going for High Surrealist Cheek-- and if so, would a more art historical, early Modernist feel take us anywhere? And what's up with the nasty food styling? The so-called morsels look like work to me. I know: How can we express our strategy with the image in just a few words?

12:42 PM  
Blogger dancing at gunpoint said...

Ballsdeep, son.
(yeah I don't know what that means either)

1:15 PM  
Blogger toby said...

ballsdeep or the ad?

it's different. it's more eastern than i'd like.

it's different...

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm down with it. A still life gone awry. I don't give a fk what the ad is's far less insulting than the trillions of ads objectifying women's bodies (and yes, i realize she has nuts on her face).

2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The beetle represents protein - very crunchy btw.

The orange is for vitamin C to help with the scurvy she's obviously suffering from.

The strawberries represent, well, I don't really know what they represent, maybe some fantasy of hers for later with the beetle, not really sure.

The nut split in half represents her inner Janeness - she's torn between good and evil.

Fuck it. I'm trying way to hard on this one.

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so impossibly hip that I prefer vermin in my food. That's why I'm a downtown, Tribeca kind of girl.

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What it says to me is:

It's nearly impossible to keep a resturant clean, so we unfortunately do have food scraps laying around. The good thing is that unlike the rest of downtown, we don't have rats, just a couple of bugs here and there.

6:36 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Very straightforward and logical, abe. I'll buy it.

7:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Civilian input here...

It's a hotel, right? And they (try to) compete with the Mandarin, Four Seasons, or whoever for the hipster media crowd and Eurotrash, right?

Well, the ad tells me they're different. Artsy rather than corporate.

It's still 600 bucks a night for a dark quiet room, clean bed, hot shower, desk and wake-up call, but different. (And home of the $22 continental breakfast.)

As someone who clocks 150K in airline travel every year, I've come to realize a hotel's ammenities gain importance with the length of your stay. Two nights? Who cares? 7-10 days in the same room? The creature comforts help you unwind.

Sure wouldn't go out of my way to stay there.

9:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think slinky is spot on - it is the Jane model:

"She decorates her face with food.

She wears a size double-zero."

How's THAT for a contrast? Banana Republic should be calling any second now...

3:15 PM  
Blogger ninaberries said...


7:13 PM  
Blogger Maulleigh said...

Looks like the fruit of the loom guys left a little of their dna on her face! (rimshot)

1:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are short guys such assholes?? They always act like fucking dicks from hell. They think they rule the world and are truly assholes with no brains. What's your opinion?? Bad DNA, Shit for brains or what?? The Short asshole haters club

12:21 AM  

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