Thursday, March 27, 2008

German Hat Seller Has Fun With Hitler.

(click ad for closer look)
Over here in the States, Hitler is of course a quite popular figure to riff off of in advertising. In fact, my first thought with every creative brief put on my desk is, 'can I use Hitler, Einstein, or a naked woman?'
In Deutschland however, creatives are understandably a bit reluctant to break out der Führer (though not naked women, vagina imagery, or bestiality). Here, German ad agency ServicePlan, with a graphically-appealing print ad for Bonn hat retailer Hut Weber, has managed to pull it off without inciting an international incident. I salute, err, tip my hat, to you. (image via)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could they be referencing Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator" movie?

1:45 PM  
Blogger SusanP said...

I think the reference to The Great Dictator is there, but even without the film one could say the hat is what differentiates Chaplin's look from Hitler's.

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...managed to pull it off without inciting an international incident."

Yes, it'd be a shame if this ad created a fuhrer.

3:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, how clever! The only dif between Hitler and Charlie Chaplin is Chaplin wore a bowler! Whoda thunk?!

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

“garrito said...”

Actually, the add uncreated one. OH.

Here, all weak.

7:47 PM  

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