Ill-conceived advertising tram designs

Advertisers love Melbourne’s trams – the provide a giant rolling billboard to splash their message across the city.

D1.3529 advertising 'Beware the Rhino' outside Flinders Street Station

However in designing their advertisements, design agencies often forget one important feature of a tram – opening windows.

That is one creepy looking guy on the side of a tram!

Which one is creepier – swarthy salesman minus his nose?

Eyeless pretty boy on the side of a tram

Or teen prettyboy without eyes?

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8 Responses to “Ill-conceived advertising tram designs”

  1. jon says:

    Do you and Daniel Bowen have some sort of cartel arrangement to synchronise your blog posts or something? 🙂

    • Marcus Wong says:

      Normally I schedule my serious blog posts early in the week and the fun ones on Fridays – my blog robot automatically posting each new entry at 7.30am so people have something to read on the way to work. 😛

  2. Calgully says:

    By far the best example of this type of fail was from the other side of the world during the Scottish independence referendum campaign a few months ago.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-gPvuGx_ZVCY/Td6iRhIMlVI/AAAAAAAACQM/sXls1cx7WsE/s400/Lying%2BScotsman.jpg

  3. Tom the first and best. says:

    New conspiracy theory. Air conditioned trams are replacing opening window trams mainly so advertisers do not get embarrassed.

  4. Tim says:

    It is very annoying at night or when you are looking for a stop as it makes it harder to see where to get off with all the stuff on the windows.

  5. Rohan Storey says:

    yes hate that you cant really see outside with all that digidot going on.

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