Advertising in the Metro

As part of my daily commute, I pass though several metro stations, which, like most of those in the rest of the world, are full of commercial advertisements.  Like much of the culture in México, I find the style of advertising to be very foreign… different.  I’m not sure whether it’s a good-different, or a bad-different, but it’s definitely different.

For example, there’s this one billboard in Tacubaya for a cold medication that is “inconveniently rapid.”  I’m not sure what that really means… but my imagination is full of some very un-pretty images!

 

What would make it inconvenient?

What would make it inconvenient?

 

And then there are these public service announcement posters….

If that red is meant to suggest that the bear is bleeding… well, that’s really inconvenient!

 

México, D.F.

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