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December 2010

Print advertisment created by TBWA, Bolivia for BIC, within the category: Office Equipment.

Histories end, Bic doesn't

Advertising Agency: Athos/TBWA, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia
General Creative Director: Pablo Leiva
Creative Director: Sergio Chisaka
Art Director: Amples Regiani
Copywriter: Sergio Chisaka
Photographers: Shpilko Dmitriy, Lasse Kristensen

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New Nice and Fun's picture
New Nice and Fun
Activity Score 377

It's early in the morning, but I really don't get it!

Jayded's picture
Activity Score 4

Phew, so it's not just me that's confused. On the up side it made me think hard - i got it - and then i thought well that's the last bic i buy cos it's gonna leak.

I think (but i may be wrong lol) The small blobs (new and old testament) represent how much ink was used in a single bic to write them, the big blob of ink is what is left int he pen. (Or how much leaked out of the pen).

CuriousPencil's picture
Activity Score 4225

Dear oh dear oh DEAR no.

Dear Bic,

Your agency just made a campaign that says your pens leak. Thank you TBWA.

Yours sincerely,

Walter A. Sheaffer.

Guest's picture

Maybe if I think harder I'll get it, but I don't have time.

Lazarus's picture
Activity Score 1536

Now that's a lot of ink.

Guest's picture

It means no different between old and new and all of them is the same

shahidali's picture
Activity Score 4069

Too stretchy/obscure and sounds like over-claim. Idea is good but the route of execution could have displayed the idea more explicitly. You could have used a bar chart (made of ink) indicating how much ink used to write hamlet, great expectation, old testament and so on and proportionately show bic's ink in comparison.


Guest's picture

Always thought their pen sucked.

Guest's picture

Great post!!!
Thanks for your great information......

Dzsoi's picture
Activity Score 8532

To cite all flaws of these ads would never end.

Chelsey Homan's picture
Chelsey Homan
Activity Score 90

can someone explain to me what this concept means? Bic's ink looks cool, kinda like oil, when in puddles... it's between the old and new testament? Is it a midtestamant? or some kind of religious thing? so confused.

mark3r's picture
Activity Score 1949

It's the end of something...