David Redon's Work Places Current Stars in Vintage Ads

By: Davina Sinnatamby - Apr 6, 2014
References: behance.net & rsvlts
Parisian art director David Redon combines modern with retro in his new 'Ads Libitum' project.

Celebrities are known for endorsing products that the media wants you to buy. This tradition started in the past and continues today. David took current Hollywood icons and placed them into retro ad posters from the 50s and 60s. He combines their iconic faces with their clever song lyrics to make an advertisement for a fake product. You can check out Amy Whinehouse's 'Back to Black' coffee, Pharell's 'Because I'm Happy' Toothpaste, Outkast's 'So fresh, so clean' soap, Michael Jackson's 'Beat it' mosquito spray and Jay-Z's 'Dirt of your shoulder' shampoo.

The images are all faded and plastered with fake smiles and silly slogans from the 50s and 60s. It's a funny juxtaposition between current and past times. Would you buy any of these products if they were real?