Do anything for you?
Do either of these ads do “anything” for you?
First is an ad for the worldwide Jeep Grand Cherokee from June ’10. It is one of the first post-bailout ads. The vintage factory images are all taken from Jam Handy’s Master Hands, a promotional film for Chevrolet Motors made in 1936 which has fallen into public domain. The modern, industrial images are new footage made at Chrysler’s development center.
Next we have an ad for a near-luxury brand’s new model featuring the most conspicuous celebrity from the city in which it is made and exported [sic].
Maybe its because I grew up on the side of town that was built on UAW wages, but that hit one of my buttons. If we can rebuild “Detroit” we can do anything. Maybe even rebuild New Orleans.