Originally Posted by Yaitsaj
I'm living in Korea and I saw this ad from LG play on the TV and the first thing I thought of was: This is exactly like the macbook air commercial two years back. Not Samsung, but I do think Korean companies here are coping some apple products.
I found a youtube video of it:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69Q8LW0SGro
Hopefully this doesn't get sent to your spam because of sending a link.
Ps: here is the macbook air ad.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UHJvxcC2ks
Well that's as blatant as it gets... although... heads up to those in the US: Apple is the major trendsetter through out the world in advertising.
Here in Germany I'd say that fully a third (maybe more) of all advertisements have something "Apple-like" about them.
The iPod/iTunes "silhouette" style was mimicked and copied so much that you really did have to wait until the end of the commercial to see the logo/product the ad was referring to. Today it's the stark white background, reflections, and "touch-slide" style that has taken over.
Whether for cars, gadgets, providers, fashion... Apple is THE worldwide trendsetter for cool, luxury, modern items of taste.
I'm on the fence about whether it should be defended or not, because I personally like the styles Apple comes up with. I'd rather see them, or "visual cues" relating to them, than something creepy like the first Ad-Droid commercials or the Seinfeld/Gates series from MS.
As a designer myself: 'whatcha' gonna do?
Eye-catching, pleasing, tasteful and successful trend: Flow with it or *b
*Insert your personal preferred letter of the alphabet. My take on 'choice' for ya.
PS: amazing how many letters can be added to the front of "__uck", and still be relevant, huh?