Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Street Poster

Safety walls erected around construction sites are frequently plastered with street posters advertising products and services or movies and music. Some of these posters can be very creative and colorful, while others are just plain funny or weird.


This street poster on Spring Street and Lafayette Street in SoHo is advertising a chain of gym outlets called, Crunch. I am attracted to this poster because of its creative use of flat colors and cartoon characters to represent the gym's acceptance of all body types. It almost made me want to join the gym.

19 comments:

alice said...

This one is so funny! New-Yorkers are very fond of sport halls, aren't they?

angela said...

At first glance I thought it was for a biscuit!
I like it too, nice, clean colours. Here it would be covered in graffiti in minutes.
Angela

Abraham Lincoln said...

It is a very nice poster (s). I like the use of flat colors and cartoon characters too.

stilettoheights said...

lol...I am a little scared of those men.

hahahahah

pom d'api said...

This poster is so funny !! I like a cartoons drawing it's very cool

Dsole said...

oh what an amusing ad! really funny!

About Bled and Barcelona... there are at least 1300 km far away.. i think it's a little bit far uh? ;)

Oh for the love of food! said...

Cute Pic, Ming! This is a fresh approach by the advertising Co. isn't it , rather than the very cliche beautiful bod type ad?

tigerfish said...

This poster is cute! I like it!

Jilly said...

This is great fun. I agree - really like the different body types.

eg(scotland) said...

I like the "we all crunch" - do we?

EG

Ming_the_Merciless said...

eg(scotland) - I haven't crunch, I mean work out, in over a year. I hate gyms. I rather walk all over the city and take pictures. Maybe that is why I don't look like Brad Pitt. Hmmmmm!

eg(scotland) said...

Yeah - and that's why I don't look like Angelina Jolie!

Your shots are so good though.

EG

Ming_the_Merciless said...

eg(scotland) - Maybe we should star in a sequel called, NOT Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

We can both play undercover (anonymous) bloggers who shoot with our cameras at unsuspecting victims.

eg(scotland) said...

Great idea - Only thing is you haven't seen the shots I take! Just been looking at a few to see if there are any I can put on my site - it's clearly not a strength for me. I think that's why I'm looking in on sites such as yours - trying to get some inspiration and hints and tips.

Part of my Plan though is to learn how to take a good photograph. One of these days!

EG

Ex-Shammickite said...

Nice colours, and It looks quite 3-dimensional too.

Rafe Totengco said...

that's a great poster. back home tomorrow. can't wait to be in NY.

Annie said...

It would be refreshing, and reassuring, to exercise in a gym where body types such as these were represented.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

They remind me of puppets!

Hey, do you want to exchange blog links on each others blogs??

The more the merrier.... EH?

Keropok Man said...

hehe.. you know what?

crunch reminds me of nestle crunch. the chocolate bar. yum yum....

hehe.. i am just a glutton right?