Friday, November 30, 2007

Visionary Beyond Vision – November 29, 2007

Maybe I’m a little bit biased, but Salvador Dali is clearly one of the most imaginative, intriguing, repulsive, flamboyant, peculiar, and inspired artists ever. Besides the fact he wore a cape and made highly distinguishable mustache, he worked with marketers. Since I happen to be a marketer, I wanted to look at what type of disruptive work he contributed to the world of advertising and marketing. Some of it is weird, other times just bizarre.

In 1968, Dalí filmed a television advertisement for Lanvin chocolates, in 1969 he designed the Chupa Chups logo, he also was also in a commercial for Braniff Airlines, he painted a woman for an Alka Seltzer commercial in the 70s, and did another commercial for Veterano liquor.

Hey, Salvador's Braniff commercial is way better than Andy Warhol's one:

1 comment:

Sosia Bert said...

Man, Alka Seltzer was cutting edge. I'd like to see Pepto Bismol hire Andy Goldsworthy to illustrate how their product works.