Gum Balls

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December 2010


Print advertisement created by Garcia + Robles, Guatemala for Paleta, within the category: Industrial, Agriculture.


3,997 colors "gum"

Advertising Agency: garcia+robles, Guatemala
Creative Directors: Victoralfredo Robles, Mayté Oliva
Art Director: Oscar Rodríguez
Copywriter: Paola Aldana
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jackmancer2017's picture

Isn't this showing the opposite?

CuriousPencil's picture

On a 25 x 31 grid, it's showing it has 775 (yes, I'm afraid I did), not 3,997 colours, so it's at least wrong on that score but yes Jack, I think it's also reversing the impression it's trying to make. If they're playing the irony card, they'll need some copy to steer the ad in the right direction.

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Guest's picture

Did you count the pixels? Really?......Well I guess not everybody is brain capable to understand that the number in the ad is just a metaphor to say :so many colors: in spanish the thing about the number is solved with the tag next to the logo. Colores en Paleta (so many f**ng colors). These are not "math" ads for christ's sake....these are PAINT + COLOR selling ads. Anyways.

CuriousPencil's picture

"Guest", when "PAINT + COLOR selling ads" use maths to sell, I kind of like to check what I'm getting.

And if 775 is a "metaphor" for 3,997 then I'd like to be in your world where everyone's a motherf*cking metaphorical brain-capable millionaire.


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Dzsoi's picture

"And if 775 is a "metaphor" for 3,997..." that half-sentence just made my day, thank you! I am a math freak as well, all my sympathy!

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Copywriter at junior copywriter
Rastamathamba420's picture

colores en P! :D
soke Guate!

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Art Director at Ogilvy & Mather Guatemala |

Anonymous Author's picture

I like this campaign. It's not perfect, but I like it.

Anonymous Author
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Write a wise saying and your name will live forever – Anonymous.

Cheerriiee's picture

Yes, me too.. i can deal with irony.

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Graphic Designer