This is a beautiful ad in almost every possible way. The visuals and the music are simply lovely, and that actress is very easy on the eyes.
But I can’t help but think it’s largely inspired by the very viral Oren Lavie music video for Her Morning Elegance. Not that I consider it a direct rip-off (I don’t believe it is). I just wish the folks in advertising could bring a little more originality to the table. Or least let the source of inspiration age awhile before they offer up their own version of it.
This topic has been similarly covered here, too, which is a link I found via the comments here. That link goes to a blog post by Steven Heller that addresses the source of inspiration for the Amex faces ads, which I never even doubted was Francois and Jean Robert’s famous photos. In fact, it seemed so obvious to me, I didn’t even address it in my post about those ads, other than to quietly mention its conceptual unoriginality. Oddly enough, with their newest incarnation (see below), I think they’ve attempted to capitalize on the success of the first and only managed to wear out their welcome. I guess that makes today’s Waffler a two-fer.
What say ye? Pr*tty or Sh*tty?