Illustrative Ads Capture European Charm

Just last night my boyfriend and I were daydreaming about moving to Europe for a few years. So when I popped online and spotted the bright new ads from Volkwagen, it made for a Happy Wednesday indeed. Take a glance below for a dose of mid-week cheer. See the full suite here at Design Taxi.

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Denmark + Coca-Cola: The World’s Happiest Country

This ambient ad for Coca-Cola was truly inspired: Coke took a close eye to their logo and found in the whirly script a Danish flag. (Bit of trivia: the Danish flag, or Dannebrog, is apparently the oldest flap in the world!) From there, they built up an idea that promotes Coke’s “Open Happiness” campaign, and…

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The Beer Fridge: Canadian Pride

What an amazing idea! A bright red fridge emblazoned with the Canadian maple leaf, that provides free beer to anyone with a Canadian passport. Talk about a way to make instant friends! In seriousness, it’s great to see advertisements that encourage both global interaction and national pride. 10 points to the Canadians. Design Taxi has…

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Stay in the Sun!: Brazil

Okay, I’ve got to admit this new Nivea ad is amazing. A solar-panel print ad that charges your iPhone so you don’t have to leave the beach? Sign me up! Especially if that beach is Ipanema. Sun, sea, soccer (ok, ok, futebol), and of course, the beach vendors who bring by savory tarts, coconut milk,…

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Utah: Life Elevated

I visited Utah on a family trip once, and thought it was awesome. So it always surprises me a bit when most people don’t give it the time of day, lumping it in with middle America and giving it a big fat dismissal. But check out this new commercial from Visit Utah, and you might…

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Print Ads: Amtrak

The boyfriend and I are planning an escape to Boston this weekend, but of course waited until the last minute to book our tickets. There are plenty of super cheap, efficient ways to get from NYC to Boston—and as taking the bus is the cheapest and most efficient of those ways, that’s what we’re taking.…

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Holland: The Original Cool

This new commercial via VisitHolland pretty much sums up why The Netherlands are the best. Everything you love was probably invented in Holland. Having studied abroad there, I’m of course a stalwart champion of visiting—multiple times, if you can. In fact, I may have to look into booking a trip back myself…Look into it more…

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