Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Are we having an 80s revival?

Watching telly last night, there were a string of perfume and car ads that made me think I'd been timewarped back to sometime in the mid 1980s.

Apparently Peugeot have decided to go back to basics and that you can't beat a girl in white, in the rain, draping herself over the car. Wait for the clever 2011 turnaround on the old cliche at the end though... Hang on, what do you mean there isn't one?

Courtesy of youtube, enjoy some borderline nsfw French car pr0n.

Monday, 23 May 2011

Things you used to see

I visited Goathland station in the Yorkshire Moors yesterday. It's been preserved pretty much as it would have looked 100 years ago, complete with steam trains and there's nothing quite like a steam train to bring out your inner five year old. It was great.

Historical accuracy and the fact you can't buy Woodbines any more, must be why they're allowed to still have this poster on display.

Probably nobody ever tried to measure its effectiveness and I doubt the word 'brand' came up once in the design meeting. Actually I doubt there even was a design meeting. Bet it sold its share of Woodbines though.