A growing problem

5 Mar

Do you feel self-conscious about your errant ear and nose hairs?

How about now?

These posters from Tondeo Mini Trimmer cut right to the chase, and I like it.

The funniest part – even funnier than the branches – is his blank, glassy-eyed stare. It reminds me of guys on school picture day: a collared shirt, too much hair product, and the perfect rendition of a deer caught in the headlights.

On a side note: thefreedictionary.com informs me that “errant” can also mean “wandering in search of adventure.” I’d love to see an artist’s rendition of a tenacious young ear or nose hair leaving the nest in search of action and adventure.

(photos courtesy of ibelieveinadv.com)

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10 Responses to “A growing problem”

  1. jodbeck March 5, 2012 at 11:51 am #

    Hey, that’s kinda gross. But I can’t stop looking.

  2. Christie March 5, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    I totally agree. Those nose-branches are especially mesmerizing 😉

  3. Dave Wallace March 5, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    Awesome! I think I’ve seen a few people in Victoria that could use a Tondeo Mini Trimmer

  4. Christie March 5, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    I’ve seen a few of them myself.

    I have to be honest though, I think neck-beards are currently a bigger blight on the city.

  5. Anonymous March 5, 2012 at 11:59 am #

    I’d love to take a weed wacker to these ads.

  6. Christie March 5, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    I can appreciate the weed wacker sentiment. I wonder what Edward Scissorhands would do with them? (I see a flamingo topiary)

  7. Kristin Urbanheart Grant March 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm #

    Love how the artist has used the natural vines in the environment. I wonder if he created the piece specifically for this spot? I love the intentionality of that.

  8. Christie March 5, 2012 at 1:01 pm #

    That’s an interesting idea Kristin. I hadn’t thought of the posters being created with the specific spots or vine-clusters in mind. That would be a funny conversation: “well, these vines I found looked more like nose hairs than ear hairs…”

  9. tribalstylemarketing March 6, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    That’s really creative! I wish more Advertisers would be this creative, they’d probably earn a lot more respect.

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