Thursday, November 08, 2007

hemp store ad gets high marks from copyranter.

(click on the ad for an even heavier trip)
Ad for the Grass Roots hemp store in Calgary, Alberta.
I don't like many print ads, it's true. You people are always prodding me, 'well DOUCHEBAG, how 'bout showing us an ad that you DO like.' And then I'm all like, 'I WILL when I fucking FIND one.' If I was back teaching ad classes, I'd give this an A+ and tell the student to never take another ad class because he/she doesn't need to. No headline. No copy. Small logo. It's beautiful man. fucking BEAUTIFUL!
(image via)


Blogger Ames said...

I am feeling this, on so many levels.

P.S- This is my first ever comment after being a loyal reader for close to a year. I heart ranter.

12:48 PM  
Blogger Kers said...

Is it just the meds or does it appear to be moving?

4:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It does appear to be moving.
Some sort of optical illusion.
But what I found interesting is that when I clicked on the thumbnail in the blog & went to the large version of it, it didn't appear to move.
I have no idea why.

12:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm dizzy. Whee!

9:19 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

You can't look directly at it for it to move. You have to look at it sort of indirectly. So frikkin awesome, though. I feel high and I've never done pot.

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could really use some chips.

2:05 AM  
Blogger RFB said...

I quit weed. This makes me want to take it up again. Thanks, ranter.


5:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have you seen the Bravia ads with similar use of optical illusions? (At least I think it was Bravia, maybe another FlatTV). Just wondering who was there first, you know

7:36 PM  
Blogger klandestine said...

It stops moving when you look directly at it! Feel the paranoia: "Is it moving? Am I losing it? Can everyone tell I've been smoking this ad?" Nice!

8:50 PM  
Blogger Hill Rat said...


11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

groovy...I need a brownie.

8:55 PM  
Blogger Thea said...

That's like the wavy almonds meme-ish image that eventually became an Animal Collective album cover:
So not necessarily a new concept, but executed well nonetheless!

3:21 PM  
Anonymous William said...


7:18 PM  
Anonymous Vinnie said...


10:59 PM  
Blogger Jay said...

I printed this ad off to see it on paper.

Then I smoked it.

I think I got a buzz.

5:05 PM  

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