Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Wonderful Wednesday: The Smoking Flying Stallion of Vintage Japan

If you smoke Peacock Cigarettes, you'll feel like you're riding a  leathery winged horse
out of the smoking ruins of a well-lined globe.
It's hard not love this advertisement. The more I look at it, the more I love it. I don't know who it is targeting, with the creepy, bat-winged horse who is smoking a big cigarette while flying over a burning world-globe. Then add the fact that the strange horror horse is the mascot of a cigarette brand called "Peacock" and what's not to love?

I get to see this a lot because Amy, one of my excellent co-workers, has a copy of this over her desk.

1 comment:

  1. pongboy12:03 PM

    Oh, those Japanese! Always on the cutting-edge of phantasmagorical, surreal advertising! But I would much rather have the poster than the product! :)