Man’s best friend


Original: LifestylesHeadline: “man’s best friend”

Advertiser: ANSELL (Tag)

Brand name: LIFESTYLES CONDOMS

Agency: THE AGENCY

Country: South Africa

Awards: Cannes Lions 2001 Press No-Prize

Creators Copywriter: MICK BLORE

Art Director: ROGER BURNETT

Account Supervisor: Mike Blore

Creative Director: TREVOR DELANEY

Photographer: Francis Janisch

Typographer: Corne Oberholzer

Source: http://www.coloribus.com/paedia/search/?q=Figures+from+the+condoms



Less Original: Durex

Creative Agency: Tonic Communications, Dubai

Creative Director: Vincent Raffray

Art Director: Peter Walker

Copywriter: Vincent Raffray

Illustrator: Peter Walker

Photographer: Peter Walker

UAE – 2007

Source: http://www.adblogarabia.com/durex-ad-with-a-bunny-wonder-what-that-means/


Both ads are for the same product category (condoms) both have the same art direction and portraying animals!!!




Lateral Thinking: When a low probability line of thought leads to an effective idea, there is a “Eureka” moment and at once the low-probability approach acquires the highest probability. – Edward De Bono. Excerpt from a book by John Townsend & Jacques Favier titled The Creative Manager’s Pocketbook. Page: 2. ISBN: 1-870471-69-5.


A copycat is a person that mimics or repeats the behavior of another. The term is often derogatory, suggesting a lack of originality. The expression may derive from kittens that learned by imitating the behaviors of their mothers. – Wikipedia


Plagiarism: The abuse of another’s original work by copying it and passing it off as one’s own. As defined in Alastair Campbell book titled The Designer’s Lexicon. Page: 293 ISBN: 0-304-35505-4.


“Imitation is the sincerest form of thievery” excerpt from a book by Capsule titled Design Matters. Page: 84. ISBN -13:978-1-59253-341-1.

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