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24 Subverted Fairy Tales

Beloved Children's Stories Used to Promote Places and Products

— January 11, 2009 — Art & Design
Fairy tales bring fantasy to life. The imagery and language of these fantastic stories engage us in ways that ordinary language and images do not.

Since the beginning of time, when people gathered around campfires to tell stories of the hunt, humans have engaged in embellishing and elaborating their exploits. Stories have been used to teach moral lessons and to give information about human relations. It has been said that “We are the stories we tell ourselves.” In many respects that is true. We cannot create what we cannot imagine, so until we imagine and communicate, our ideas cannot be manifested in life. This is an important part of telling stories.

Following are is a collection of promotional ideas inspired by the magical thinking found in the fairy tale. I hope that you will let your imagination soar as you explore them.
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Fairytale Transformers
Fairytale Transformers
Frog Becomes Prince When You Add Water
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German Magazine Marketing
German Magazine Marketing
Fairytale Campaign
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Metal Detectors for Fairytale Characters
Metal Detectors for Fairytale Characters
Pinocchio on SKY Satellite TV
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21
Fairytale Commercials
Fairytale Commercials
Toma Leche Milk Ads
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20
Abandoning Classic Fairy Tales
Abandoning Classic Fairy Tales
Politically Correct Parents Axe Literary Treasures
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19
Talking Mirror Melds Security and Fairy Tale
Talking Mirror Melds Security and Fairy Tale
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18
Advertising With Fairytales
Advertising With Fairytales
Puss in Boots for Saniterpen
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Personalized Picture Books
Personalized Picture Books
FlattenMe Fairytales Feature You
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16
Guerrilla Fairytale Campaigns
Guerrilla Fairytale Campaigns
Rapunzel for Pantene
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15
Fairytale-Inspired Food
Fairytale-Inspired Food
Culinary Creations by Jimmy Zhang
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14
Listening to Classic Fairy Tales
Listening to Classic Fairy Tales
Politically Incorrect Delights for Rebel Parents
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13
Baby Fairy Tale
Baby Fairy Tale
$15,000 Carriage Crib
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12
Castle & Palace Hotels
Castle & Palace Hotels
Global Fairytale Escapes
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11
Fairytale-Inspired Jewelry
Fairytale-Inspired Jewelry
Alice in Wonderland Pocketwatch Locket
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10
Designer Fairy Tale Hotels
Designer Fairy Tale Hotels
Maison Moschino
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9
Fairytale Sheets
Fairytale Sheets
Bedtime Stories Project
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8
A Year of Fairy Tales
A Year of Fairy Tales
2008 Campari Calendar to Feature Eva Mendes
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7
Dior's Fairytale Inspiration
Dior's Fairytale Inspiration
Midnight Poison Muse A Contemporary Cinderella
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6
Disney Fairytale (Part 2)
Disney Fairytale (Part 2)
Photoshoot with Rachel Weisz, Julie Andrews and Roger Federer
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5
Fairytale Fashion
Fairytale Fashion
Cinderella Gowns and Princesses on Peas
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4
Real Fairytale Houses in Trees
Real Fairytale Houses in Trees
Amazon Treehouses
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3
Using Fairytale Heroes to Promote Reading
Using Fairytale Heroes to Promote Reading
Literacy Foundation Ads
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2
Disney Fairytale (Part III)
Disney Fairytale (Part III)
Year of a Million Dreams With Gisele, JLo, Jessica Biel
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1
Naughty Fairytales
Naughty Fairytales
Melissa's Modern Heroine Photography
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