Friday, June 06, 2008

5554: New Mad Ave Parody Diversity Ads.

In October 2007, MultiCultClassics presented parody diversity messages inspired by the actual JWT ad depicted above. View the original series here, here, here, here and here. Below is a new collection, inspired by recent events and observations. The first one commemorates the diversity accomplishments of certain Madison Avenue shops. The next two highlight the industry’s propensity to pigeonhole and assign roles to people—with Black and Latino versions. The final piece reflects the latest rash of Asian American stereotyping.

1 comment:

HustleKnocker said...

genius, man... love the art direction, too--they capture so well the vibe of diversity ads...

i got to write a few of those self-congratulatory joints over the years... I remember writing them thinking, "i'm the only black person here, yet i'm helping 'em brag about diversity."

i think that was when i started circling the 30th and the 15th on the calendar in my cube.