Giant banana peel

November 2006

A sculpture made by the Berlin artist Stefan von Essen which looks like a giant bana peel, was set in various shopping malls. Wearing bifocal glasses by Rodenstock you can’t overlook a slippery banana peel on the street.

Advertising Agency: Serviceplan, München/Hamburg, Germany
Creative directors: Ekki Frenkler, Bernd Huesmann, Sabine Brugge
Art Directors: Sandra Loibl, Sybille Stempel
Copywriter: Thorsten Voigt
Sculpture-Design: Stefan von Essen
Photographie: Henning Maier-Jantzen
Account Executive: Bianca Becher

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Rog's picture
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>>>> That's not an ad. THIS is an ad.

varatphong's picture
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Good to know, it'll keep you safe from banana skins.


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hmmm..seems like this Stefan von Essen is getting lotsa ad attn lately with his stuff..his silicon fibre works reminds me alot of Ron Mueck's..

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focus group
Activity Score 146

Good looking, but wrong. You actually see the banana this big without Rodenstock glasses. Sorry,

addyhoch10's picture
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it's like a product demo. with rodenstock glasses you won't overlook these kind of dangers anymore.

i like it.

jennywhx's picture
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isn't it abit farfetched? i rather it to be comedy central "serious comedy" adv. haha.

ad-lovers's picture
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First idea. next...please.

mikelite's picture
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thank you!

pandazzzz's picture
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lovely lovely

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Have Heart
Activity Score 922

Hm, I trhink this is more of a first-thought idea. It's okay, but by far not great.

picturejockey's picture
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Can't overlook a bana peel, dog poo.. you name it

elmikel's picture
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a bit lame idea but definitely generating a lot of buzz...

ellehcimeo's picture
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NIce piece of art.
Bet it was fun convincing the client to spend the dosh on it!

sloppy4's picture
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nice art. awfully, awfully thin connect to the glasses, however. but congrats to von essen.

postman's picture
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Now, THIS is inventive: Glasses which show you probably dangerous objects in a lot bigger size!

(Hm, what about probably dangerous dogs? That'd be scary...)

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No fixed abode
Activity Score 380

ad-lovers, if this is your first idea, you are one sick puppy.

musback's picture
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omg! watch out for the banana people!

New Blog @ | I am not an animal!

StPepper23's picture
Activity Score 269

C'mon! It shows everyone, that you will not overlook dangerous things with good glasses. And it's a nice peace of art and design. I like it