Last night I finished a last minute job for MAD that was probably the toughest deadline they’ve ever given me. Surprisingly I finished two days ahead of schedule. As a result I am frazzled and need a break, so today’s post is just going to be a disturbing Youtube video I ran across on the excellent DRAWN! illustration and cartooning blog. This was an actual commercial for Green Giant canned peas and corn using stop motion animation:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDbKlaWgR3Q
That is incredibly frightening. The giant is a leering, psychotic horror… especially terrifying is this final pose where he leans down and thrusts the cans at the viewer with an insane look worthy of Brian Bolland‘s Joker illustrations. If I had been a kid in the 1950’s and saw that commercial I would have had nightmares for a week and never eaten a bite of Green Giant vegetables!
Very few of the posts at Drawn! are this terrifying. If you don’t visit that blog regularly you are missing out.
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