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 Nate said on January 29th, 2007

How did a barbershop without a phone afford an ad agency? And why would they need one?

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 BenD said on January 29th, 2007

Wouldn’t surprise me if this was a family friend or “pro bono”—i.e., an attempt to win some advertising award. : ) Just a guess.

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 KeyLime said on January 29th, 2007

Yeah, I’m with BenD. I bet the owner doesnt even know about the ads

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 Yulia said on January 29th, 2007

why would i want to go there if it ssounds like it sucks?

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 eval said on January 29th, 2007

I see the idea behind but what’s up with the typography? anyone

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 Jackson said on January 29th, 2007

ok, we all know the grat “hans brinker budget hotel” a
ad’s from kessels kramer…. not more to say.p.

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 Blaise said on January 29th, 2007

The photos speak volumes, the typography should have been simplified. Maybe even placed at the bottom next to the logo. Separating the headline from the photo would have caused an engaging joke and punch-line effect.

To answer Yulia’s question. The people who will go there are those who think that a $7 hair cut is way too expensive. Which is exactly way I like this idea. It’s opposes the uptight fashion world.

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 Sarah said on January 29th, 2007

not really sure why the barbershop needs the ads…but kind of funny.

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 stevehappens said on January 30th, 2007

What is it with creatives and spec ads for rusty barber shops?

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 anonymrs said on January 30th, 2007

Brilliant!

Simple, effective, and to me, hilarious.

I want a barbershop like that in my little town.

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 withoutstars said on January 30th, 2007

I’ve seen a house like that…usually there are crack dealers going in and out of it.

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 thomas said on January 31st, 2007

why do i see this nonsense everywhere?
this is bad advertising.

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 Pete said on January 31st, 2007

The ads make me want to get my hair cut there.

I’m curious to know though, where this little shop is going to run these full color, 2 page spread ads?

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 brandon said on January 31st, 2007

Everyone who bitches about this stuff should first submit their own work for criticism. It’s an attempt at creativity, nothing more. It’s not copycat, it’s good copy and fitting art direction.

Pete: Do these look like two page ads based on the layout, or more like posters?

BenD: Did you notice that the AD’s last name is Miller and the ads were for “Ken Miller’s Barbershop”?

Granted, they probably won’t be picking up awards in top shows, but this is pretty good work.

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