Monday, May 18, 2009

These ads are from Amnesty International and appeared around European countries a while back.  The tagline is “It’s not happening here but it is happening now.”  I thought these ads are very powerful and certainly get the message across.  By making them appear as if its happening right there at home, at a bus stop, right where they live, it brings home the message.  I do not know if these ads would work here?

Sunday, May 3, 2009

I saw this ad at a bus stop near my home and thought this very interesting.  It's in Spanish and reads "Our children shouldn't see as Goya as just another brand of beans.  Want Art?  Ask for More."    I rarely see anything culturally related in Spanish around Pasadena so I thought this very cool and different.  And low and behold it's by the same people from the cereal add I posted couple of weeks ago, Americans for the Arts.  I went to their website and they even have part of their website in Spanish.  And I found this other ad there (in English) - all to promote the arts and art education in schools.  I like this - there is definitely not enough of this in schools.