Cigarettes Used as the Artist's Canvas

By: Jessica Marcel - Published: Sep 12, 2009 • References: ernestperera
Smoking cigarettes is getting more and more taboo, even though some still cling to the habit and some embrace it with the accompanying pride of rebellion.

In case you were wondering what that cigarette is doing to you, this one shows a graphic of amount vs. lung damage. There’s also a two sided cigarette, although we’re honestly not sure how that’s supposed to work. There’s also a cigarette with minutes counted down on it—according to the artist, it’s to let you watch how much of your life is slipping away.

Barcelona-based Ernest Perera is responsible for these unusual and bewildering cigarettes. The Spanish are still very accepting of smoking in public places, making this designer all the more edgy. Stats for Artsy Smoking Statements Trending: Older & Buzzing
Research: 24,557 clicks in 349 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Artsy Smoking Statements
Related: 77 examples / 59 photos
Segment: Males, 18-55
Comparison Set: 28 similar articles, including: glamorizing cigarettes, 18 unique ways to enjoy cigarettes, slowly killing yourself, and toe cigarettes.