'Cigarette' by Pixelimagem Replaces Tobacco With Bullets & Roaches

By: Marissa Brassfield - Jan 18, 2010   Updated: Aug 26 2011
References: pixelimgemestudio.br & behance.net
I've heard of stubby cigarettes (or their illegal counterpart) being referred to as roaches, but the cockroach cigarettes we see in 'Cigarette' by Pixelimagem are something entirely more literal. This photo set takes different yucky things, from poop to bullets, and sets them up alongside rolling paper and a cigarette.

I'm not sure if I'd ever smoke any of the cigarettes offered up in 'Cigarette' by Pixelimagem, but they're certainly worth a look.

Implications - With contemporary consumers saturated with a variety of commodities, companies must use shocking images and tactics when designing products and campaigns. This will gain instant attention from viewers and help sell a product, as many individuals are not accustomed to these types of graphics.