Brilliant Aluminum Foil (Ad)

Found this inspired 2-pager in an issue of Titanic a few months ago. Appears to be an ad for Papstar, a German brand of aluminum foil. Anyone know whether the ad's real or who drew it?

I pieced the 2 parts together (I'm no Photoshop expert, so don't get yer hopes up) and translated the text into English:

Papstar Aluminum Foil Protects More than Just Your Food!

UPDATE: Thanks to reader Sebastian, we learn that his is, in fact, a genuine ad, and one that's (deservedly) won several awards.

9 thoughts on “Brilliant Aluminum Foil (Ad)

  1. never seen that one before, also i think it highly unlikely for papstar to take sides in this way on a controversial issue like RFID deployment.

    they are rather known for their very plain vanilla approach to
    advertising afaik.


  2. A coming trend.

    Anyone have data on which brand of foil works best in protecting oneself from thought control? Do I need nme brand foil or will store brand work as well?


  3. Several times a year I have this experience, although it most often occurs when two ladies happen to meet at the escalator exit and feel a sudden need to socialize right there.

    The rising feel of panic while one realizes that one may have to hop over the rail or onto the back of the blocking personage is quite interesting.


  4. Surprisingly, it is an ad, a funny one!
    1. If it was not, the name of the graphic artist would be in the table of contents or in the corner of the page. By looking for the name of the artist your attention is drawn to the name papstar.
    2. It does not have the “keine Anzeige” label.
    3. Papstar’s advertiser is Scholz&Friends
    4. Scholz&Friends work(ed) for Titanic too.
    5. Looks like a barter deal


  5. The future is now… See the homepage of Holosonic Research Labs of Watertown, Massachusetts.

    As part of a billboard marketing campaign for a television show called “Paranormal State” about ghosts, A&E literally targeted consumers with hypersonic beams on billboards. The rays broadcast sound in a beam, so the noise is inaudible unless the victim strays into the target area. The billboard shoots sound waves designed to resonate against your head, giving the passerby a creepy feeling that the advertisement is arising from within their skull.

    CourtTV used similar technology for a campaign called “Mystery Whisperer”.

    I’m not convinced that aluminum foil is an adequate mind control protection in this case, but I have much more confidence in German consumer protection laws…


  6. How wonderful. If they use this kind of technology to target drivers it could cause car accidents, so presumably tht will be outlawed on the same reasoning as mobile phone conversations while driving are illegal.

    In other public places, such as shopping malls or stores – it would merely be vexing.


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