Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Everyone loves a person that can make them laugh, and I love a tagline that does the same. Some really good ads I found, that really didn't have anything to do with insane graphics or ingenious illustrations were ones that had a witty, humorous tagline. The ad was for J.D Hoyt’s Steakhouse and all it consisted of was a very clever tagline that was also funny. If an ad can make me laugh then I immediately like it. So a good tagline can do wonders for an ad or a terrible one can throw it off completely. I think with advertisements humor will always work but there is also a limit to how far you can take comedy before it becomes offensive. They are things to think about when working on my next project on promoting a social issue for my advertising art direction class. I also posted some taglines I found courtesy of, some of which are pretty funny. Read through them when your bored.


A friend in need, always finds your new phone number.
A little inaccuracy saves a lot of explanation.
A man without a woman is like a neck without pain.
A seminar on Time Travel will be held 2 weeks ago.
A single fact can spoil a good argument.
After all is said and done, more is said than done.
All I want to know is: WHY ME?
All answers questioned here.
Always forgive your enemies. They HATE that!
Another brilyunt mind diztroyed by publik edukashn.
Artificial Intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.
Ask not what your computer can do for you...
Assume the worst, you'll never be disappointed.
Better to be thought stupid than to speak and confirm it.
Can you still know nothing, if you don't know anything?
Coffin for sale. Lifetime guarantee.
Computer widow: Family goes broke watching Dad have fun.
Conclusion: the place where you got tired of thinking.
Despite the high cost of living, it remains popular.
Diplomacy: the art of letting someone else have your way.



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  2. I love the J.D. Hoyt's ads. I totally agree that if an ad can make me laugh then I instantly feel a connection. The ad is memorable, even if you don't know the product being advertised. Even though some vegetarians and vegans might be upset by it, it's very difficult to poke fun at something without offending a group of people. I think the trick is to present the information in a way that is creative, humorous, and professional, which these ads do.

  3. I thought these were quite good. The ability to write is such an integral part of design and saying something witty in a short concise manner is a good skill to have.

  4. I agree that the taglines are good because it works with the type of restaurant it is, a steakhouse, which has its own audience. My favorite is "Mary had a little lamb" because its been given a different meaning from how we usually associate it.

  5. Those ads are so clever because its pro meat versus vegetarians. I've never seen anything like that. I like the "we serve vegetarians". lol thats so wrong on too many levels.