Fake Hole Graphics: Coming to a Street Near You.

Internet hoax or aggressive ad campaigns? I’ll leave that for you to decide, but these street graphics did brighten my day.. of course I wasn’t commuting to work in Mumbia.

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The ad copy read, “It Feels Like Pioneer Suspension”, the idea being that as you calmly drove over these you would experience what it would be like if, a) it had been a real hole and b) you had been using a pioneer suspension, but probably most of us wouldn’t have stopped texting long enough to notice.

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Advertising Agency: Y&R Everest, Mumbai, India
Creative Directors: Makarand Patil, Vijay Lalwani
Art Director:Makarand Patil
Copywriter: Vijay Lalwani
Photographer: Sandeep Suvarna
Published: June 2007

If that wasn’t enough here’s it’s predecessor a full road print-out as part of a Ford ad campaign.

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In this case it was launched in Chile and they stuck to side streets and parking lots.

Advertising Agency: JWT Santiago, Chile
Creative Directors: Matias Lecaros, Sergio Rosati
Art Director: Matias Lecaros, Sergio Rosati
Copywriter: Matias Lecaros
Illustrator: Ricardo Salamanca
Photographer: José Claro / Agencia Cuatro
Additional credits: Andres Mardones
Released: December 2006

Thanks to Ma Emmons for the scoop. And Thanks to Ads of the World for clearing up the mystery about these images.

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One Response to “Fake Hole Graphics: Coming to a Street Near You.”

  1. I guess it’s all about the right perspective, more like those amazing sidewalk chalk drawings. So what did they print it on? Vinyl? A clever campaign, no doubt, but did it work?