Top 10 Awkward And Funny Advertising Fails

In this blog, I list my favourite 10 awkward and funny advertising fails – it could be that it’s placed somewhere that makes it more of joke than a well thought out advert or that it’s just totally inappropriate full stop.

Have you ever seen an advert that’s placed somewhere so bizarrely, you wonder who came up with the marketing concept? I’ve seen quite a lot of advertising fails whilst going about my daily business but none have been as funny and shocking as these!

 

1. Coca Cola Unfortunate Ad Placement

a man standing at a refreshment stall while an advert underneath of a lady drinking a bottle of coca cola but you cannot see that as the man is stood in the way advertising fails

She sure looks like she’s enjoying the cool, refreshing taste of… Coca Cola? This is a pretty good example of one of many advertising fails; seriously why don’t they check for possible outcomes before posting?

 

2. Sliding Doors…

starbucks van with sliding doors which have been opened and now all you can see is the word sucks as starbucks is hidden behind the rest of the open door

Well Starbucks clearly didn’t anticipate this when they got their fleet of vans fitted out with their logo. Starbucks… sucks… is the message you get when the sliding doors are opened – woops.

 

3. This Supermarket Knows.

a sign above an aisle in a supermarket saying baby needs and then directly underneath it says beers and wines

Now I don’t think this one was unintentional, as a parent I know how important it is to keep stocked up on all baby and child essentials; nappies, wipes, formula, food… and WINE. It’s called sanity juice for a reason you know, well played supermarket, well played.

 

4. McDonald’s Advertising Fail

a billboard poster about diabetes and then directly below is a mcdonalds advertising fails

This is one of my personal favourites; `A heart attack could be just around the corner`, well actually it’s not. If you go straight ahead you’ll find McDonald’s, the place where heart attack inducing food is born!

 

5. Hmm I Wonder Where Daddy Is…

a billboard advertisment for a strip club then directly next to it is a work safety campaign poster of a mum holding her little girl and a quote saying where is daddy, advertising fail

By the look on the mothers face I think she already knows where Daddy is. Someone is going to be in BIG trouble when they eventually arrive home, $500 lighter…

 

6. Walking Dead Funeral Home

a co operative funeral home and then a big advertisment billboard on the wall next to it advertising the walking dead

Oh dear, this is one of those advertising fails that make you wonder how people miss these inappropriate placements of such a monumental scale. Can you imagine turning up at a funeral home to make arrangements for a loved one that has sadly passed; only to be greeted by a huge Walking Dead advertisement on the wall right next to it?

 

7. Burger King

a heart disease campaign billboard directly next to a billboard advertising burger king unhealthy snacks

Another fast food related advertising fail, this time it’s Burger King. Who decided to put an ad campaign up for calorific snacks right next to a poster for heart disease? Come on people, you had one job!

 

8. Nestle

a kiosk with an image of a woman on it seemingly licking an ice cream but there is a dumpster in the way so it looks as though she is licking the dumpster instead

Not the advertisers fault but more of an unfortunate bin placement here. Mm, tasty dumpster!

 

9. Throat Sweet Fail

a big display of condoms directly next to a throat sweet stand saying get your throat game ready

Now this surely is too well placed to be a fluke, I mean seriously, who would place a display of sore throat sweets next to this vast array of condoms? It must have been a man; can’t use having a sore throat as an excuse now ladies, ha!

 

10. Hereeeee`s Jonny!

a huge billboard advert for les miserables but a smaller poster on a street sign shows a picture of jonny from the shining completely covering the lady from les miserables face

I don’t think this is quite the effect the advertiser was going for, that pesky Jonny is barging his way into things again, does he ever learn?

If you liked this then be sure to check back regularly for more funny, clever and interesting blog posts. This was just a small selection of my favourite advertising fails, there are so many more out there. Bye for now!

10 Amazing 3D Street Art Creations

Hi guys! Have you ever been into a city centre and seen artists painting huge images onto the floor? I have and they are awesome! However, if you haven’t seen them then let me explain what 3D street art paintings are.

Street painting, also commonly known as pavement art, street art and sidewalk art, is the performance art of rendering artistic designs on surfaces such as streets, paths and town squares. The most commonly used material to create these 3D street art designs is chalk but sometimes paints are used.

1.Jack Daniels

a 3d street art drawing of a giant bottle of jack daniels with a man cleverly positioned to look as though he is holding it

Oh wow!! Who wouldn’t love a bottle of good old Jack Daniels in this size? I wonder how many JD and cokes could be made from that bad boy? Such a shame that it isn’t real!

 

2. Temple Of The Jaguar

a lady sat on the floor next to a 3d street art painting of an inverted temple with a jaguar animal inside it and a lizard sat at the top

If those animals were real I doubt she would be sat so close to the edge – risky!

 

3. Waterfall

a 3d street painting of two people seemingly sat on top of a waterfall

I genuinely thought that they were sat on a sloped surface until I looked closer. What a clever technique that they have used in their 3D street art to make it look so realistic.

 

4. Taking The Plunge

Fancy going for a swim? Then why not take a dive off the plank into the sea like this gentleman is about to. I do think it will hurt a tad if he ends up doing a belly flop though – ouch!

 

5. Hang on!

a man holding onto a tall maypole with a village really far down below him with children running the ribbons around the maypole

This guy has somehow managed to get himself stuck at the top of the village may pole! Hang on tight, help is on its way… Oh, wait, it’s actually just a really cleverly done 3D street art!

 

6. Self Portrait

a man has drawn a mirror image portrait of himself on the street and made it look 3d complete with a beer next to him

This one is fantastic, I love how he has made it look like a mirror image of himself; complete with beer and glass – perfecto!

 

7. Waste of Water

a man has drawn a hose pipe with water spilling out of it onto the ground forming a puddle

Let’s hope they don’t have a hosepipe ban in place else this he might land himself in a spot of bother. I wonder how long it took for kids to come along and try splash in the puddle, only to be disappointed that it’s just a 3D street art?

 

8. Alice In Wonderland

an alice in wonderland themed image drawn on the ground of what seems to be a train station

Now this sure is some pretty smart advertising to promote Alice In Wonderland. Where fantasy meets reality…

 

9. Wall Art

a builder looking up above the lift at the wall above it to see a painting of a man seemingly hammering the wall through

3D street art isn’t exclusive to the floor as this clever piece shows. It creates a brilliant effect up on the wall, it looks like the builder’s mate has been quite destructive up there!

 

10. Be Careful Where You Park

Damn it, don’t you just hate it when you think you’ve found the PERFECT car parking space; not too close to other cars, not too far away from your destination and not too tight either… The last thing you’d expect is a car ending up on top of yours- woops!

a car parked up in a multistory car park with another car seemingly crashed on top of it

 

I hope you enjoyed looking at the amazing 3D street art featured in this blog, next time you`re out and about in a town centre why not see if you can spot anyone creating their own versions? If you liked this then be sure to check back regularly for more funny, clever and interesting blog posts. Bye for now!

9 Mind Blowing Optical Illusion Paintings That Will Make You Look Twice

Hi guys, hope you`re all well – it’s almost the weekend, yay! So yesterday I stumbled upon an amazing artist called Robert Gonsalves and just had to share some of his mind blowing optical illusion paintings. Gonsalves is an artist based in Toronto that is known for his unique and mind-blowing style of work.

He creates a very different vision of the world that is reflected in his surrealist paintings. In every piece of work that he creates, he tricks the viewers eyes as not everything is what it seems. There is always a transition between two worlds – one seemingly perfectly normal and one very abstract – he really is a master at making this transition look utterly seamless.

1.Towers Of Knowledge
at the front of the image it looks like people sitting in a library surrounded by books but as you look further back into the painting it looks like a small town with lots of buildings against a backdrop of the ocean

It’s hard to see where the library ends and the city begins. Even the sky has a seamless transition, what a beautiful and inspiring painting.

 

2. Unfinished Puzzle

mind blowing optical illusion painting of two children putting together a puzzle on the floor but one child is actually inside the puzzle where there is another scene of children playing it`s hard to tell wether the girl is in the puzzle of helping to make the puzzle

This reminds me of one of those street art paintings, you know the ones where it looks like the ground is opening up or where there’s a great building there but in reality it’s just a very cleverly done piece of art.

 

3. Ladies Of The Lake

an image of a lake with lots of tall pine trees reflecting onto the lakes service but as th reflections get closer you start to see figures of ladies in long white clothes carrying lamps walking out of the lake onto land

Who else thinks this painting is pretty eery? I think it’s fascinating how effortlessly the trees are reflected onto the lake and then out of nowhere the ladies start appearing. What a clever artist.

 

4. The Phenomenon Of Floating

at the top of the image it looks like the earth as viewed from space but as the earth curves and you look below it you`ll see a forest of trees with a lake in the middle and a person floating on it

In space no one can hear you scream… But are you in space? Or are you floating on a lake in the forest somewhere? Who knows with this mind blowing optical illusion painting.

 

5. Carved In Stone

what looks like monks carving into stone walls soon turns into a white mass of water heading straight towards them from further up the village

At first glance this looks like a group of monks setting to work carving intricate designs into stone. Then on second glance it looks like something completely different, something dangerous! Quick, run, the water is coming!

 

6. The Sun Sets Sail

a bridge crosses over the sea but underneath in the arches there appears to be big ships with huge white sails appearing

This is by far my favourite mind blowing optical illusion painting. I think it’s so cleverly created – the boats and bridges blend that effortlessly together it’s hard to tell where one ends and the next begins.

 

7. Bedtime Aviation

a small group of children are playing in their bedroom bouncing on their bed which has a patchwork quilt on it but then they start flying towards the left of the photo over patchwork fields with aeroplanes flying around them

Now this brings a whole new meaning to bedtime stories! When I was younger I lived in a very rural area that was surrounded by fields and farms – I always used to say that the fields looked just like a patchwork quilt, almost as if they’d been stitched together – looks like it isn’t just me that thinks that way as this awesome painting shows.

 

8. Here Comes The Flood

mind blowing optical illusion painting of a village with houses on either side and a river running through it but once you look at the front of the image you will see lots of villagers holding up blue coloured pieces of shiny card to make the effect of a river actually being there

Looking into the distance, this painting looks like an idyllic country village with a wonderful river flowing through it, take a step back and look at the bottom of it and you’ll see it’s actually the villagers playing a little trick on us!

 

9. Change Of Scenery – Making Mountains

a couple sitting in their living room looking out of their window at what appears to be mountains but they are just clouds, the curtains have been cut with scissors cleverly to give the illusion of mountains

Ever get sick of the same old view out of your windows? Fancy a change of scenery? Simple – get yourself a pair of scissors and style your curtains to give an illusion of an entirely different landscape, a la Robert Gonsalves!

I hope you enjoyed reading this blog and looking at the mind blowing optical illusion paintings; check back soon for more fun, clever and interesting posts!

 

 

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