Thursday, June 16, 2011

Subliminal Advertising

When I was 19 or so I dated a guy for a short while that was a very good artist. He was also a marketing major working on his thesis about subliminal advertising and tricks of the trade. Although his paper was all about Playboy Magazine, he also had lots of other stuff to show me. The Playboy stuff was fascinating - there was a lot involved and it would take me showing you old Playboys to explain it all. This was probably 1980 or so, and I haven't seen a Playboy in years, so I don't know if they still use those old tricks.
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I still look at ads with a keen eye. The picture above is the new Louis Vuitton ad. The artists have totally reproduced the female anatomy in the crotch of her pants. I was amazed when I saw it and am surprised no one online has mentioned it. Maybe because it's supposed to be subliminal. Maybe everyone else is looking at her eyes. But if you look there, it's pretty obvious.

4 comments:

haphazardlife said...

I hadn't seen the ad, but damn, that's just creepy...

Ugh.

- jazz

Carole said...

Gee, this reminds me of those optical illusions where your eye can't see the camouflaged picture - until you DO see them - then you cannot NOT see them. I guess once your friend showed you the "subliminal" photo reproductions, now your eyes see them more plainly than most. I'll sure start looking closer now.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Maybe my eyesight is so bad---Well, I do not see what you are talking about, at all....I made the picture bigger---And I STILL do not get what you are talking about....Sorry.

lgsquirrel said...

I was looking at all that verdant green vegetation.....I swear!