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40 Surrealist Ad Campaigns

From Psychedelic Surrealism Catalogs to Artist Homage Advertorials

— December 11, 2014 — Marketing
These surrealist ad examples range from psychedelic fashion catalogs to artist homage editorials that play with the perception of their viewer.

Challenging one's perceptions of reality, these imaginative ads pay tribute to the art of greats like Salvador Dali and Rene Magritte. While the artists introduced something new and dynamic in their day, their iconic imagery lives on through these surrealist ad examples.

Surrealist ad imagery is not only a staple for fashion brands but is also used to sell cars and men's shaving equipment. Both artistic and unexpected, these advertisements experiment with bold visuals and ensure that viewers are captivated.

Often whimsical, the campaigns prove that bright colors and bold graphics are a winning combinations when appealing to today's visually stimulated consumer.


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Surreally Morphing Fashion Ads
Surreally Morphing Fashion Ads
Hermès' Metamorphosis Ad Quirkily Shows Off Its Products
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Obscure Culinary Combos
Obscure Culinary Combos
The Etenschap Series Creatively Combines Incongruous Ingredients
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37
Galactic Collage Catalogs
Galactic Collage Catalogs
The MARILYINMANBOOBS Collection 2 Lookbook is Eccentrically Ornate
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36
Futuristic Fashion Films
Futuristic Fashion Films
The Prada Real Fantasies Fall Winter 2012 Video is Avant-Grade
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35
Electrifying Fashion Ads
Electrifying Fashion Ads
The Kenzo Fall 2012 Campaign is Fierce and Playful
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34
Surrealist Stocking Campaigns
Surrealist Stocking Campaigns
Da-Sein Socks Provides Wearable Art for the Feet
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33
Surreal Sweetheart Ads
Surreal Sweetheart Ads
The Sonimagfoto & Multimedia Photolovers Campaign is Bizarrely Amorous
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32
Glistening Logo Campaigns
Glistening Logo Campaigns
The Diane Von Frustenberg FW 2012 Ads are Sleek
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31
Surrealist Graphic Branding
Surrealist Graphic Branding
Stunning Randall Church Pixel TV Images
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30
Surrealist Couture Campaigns
Surrealist Couture Campaigns
The Luisa Via Roma Home Campaign is Barbie-Inspired
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Surrealist Summer Spreads
Surrealist Summer Spreads
The Diane Von Furstenberg SS12 Campaign Channels Salvador Dali
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28
Trippy Author Advertisements
Trippy Author Advertisements
Hunter S. Thomson-Inspired Advertisement for Good Books is a Trip
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27
Whimsical Holiday Ads
Whimsical Holiday Ads
The Latest Tiffany Christmas Campaign Celebrates the Festive Season
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Modern Surrealism Catalogs
Modern Surrealism Catalogs
Gustaaf Wassink Fronts Carven's Latest Menswear Lookbook
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25
Surreal Collage Fashion Ads
Surreal Collage Fashion Ads
The T-Galleria 2014 Campaign Stars a Vibrant Karen Elson
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Scintillating Celeb Sites
Scintillating Celeb Sites
The Official Jim Carrey Website is Wierd and Wonderful
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23
Surreal Manscaping Ads
Surreal Manscaping Ads
The Art of Shaving Campaign Promotes Its Latest Body Grooming Kit
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22
Psychedelic Surrealism Catalogs
Psychedelic Surrealism Catalogs
Romance Was Born's Tripsy Gypsy Collection Graces Oyster Magazine
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21
Surrealist Alcohol Labels
Surrealist Alcohol Labels
Sipsmith's Eerie Birdhead Packaging Lures Label-Lovers
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20
Personified Cigarettes
Personified Cigarettes
Smoking Surrealist Art
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19
Surrealist Activewear Campaigns
Surrealist Activewear Campaigns
These RIG Utility Clothing Advertisements are Fantastical
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18
Surrealist Eyewear Ads
Surrealist Eyewear Ads
The Kenzo Accessories Fall/Winter 2012 Campaign is Artfully Bold
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17
Surrealist Sunglasses Ads
Surrealist Sunglasses Ads
The Prada Minimal-Baroque Catalog is Illustrated and Intriguing
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Iconically Collaged Catalogs
Iconically Collaged Catalogs
The IMG FW12 NYFW Show Package is a Chromatic Work of Art
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15
Romantic Otherworldly Ads
Romantic Otherworldly Ads
The Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 Campaign Stars Zuzanna Bijoch
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14
Surrealist Accessory Catalogs
Surrealist Accessory Catalogs
The SMITH/GREY Bulls and Roses Collection is Ornate and Animalistic
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13
Surrealistic Fashion Birds
Surrealistic Fashion Birds
Gaby Herbstein's Aves Del Paraiso
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12
Gagafied Car Editorials
Gagafied Car Editorials
The 'Another Day, Another Adventure' for Mini Cooper Editorial is Dynamic
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Surreal Office-Inspired Fashion Ads
Surreal Office-Inspired Fashion Ads
The Lily China Spring 2014 Campaign Stars Barbara Palvin
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10
Conceptual Surrealism Campaigns
Conceptual Surrealism Campaigns
The Kenzo Fall/winter 2013/2014 Advertorial is Artfully Conceived
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9
Illusionary Sportswear Ads
Illusionary Sportswear Ads
The Insight Autumn 2013 Campaign is Inspired by Surrealism
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8
Gravity-Defying Ads
Gravity-Defying Ads
‘This is a Crazy World' Turns Reality Upside-Down
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7
Retro Hair-Raising Lookbooks
Retro Hair-Raising Lookbooks
Fashion Label Monki Presents its Spring 2011 Lookbook
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6
Surreal Submerged Fashion Ads
Surreal Submerged Fashion Ads
The Wonderland Couture by Feline Blush Campaign is Magical
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5
Surrealist Fashion Advertising
Surrealist Fashion Advertising
The 'Viva Vena' Video Provokes Intrigue in the Vena Cava Line
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4
Dark Surrealistic Ads
Dark Surrealistic Ads
Diesel Spring Summer 2009 Campaign
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3
Mexican Maven Fashion
Mexican Maven Fashion
The BellJar Spring 2012 Lookbook is Inspired by Frida Kahlo
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2
Surrealist Foodvertising
Surrealist Foodvertising
Jean-Louis Von Dardel's Odd Objects Get the Message Across
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Surrealist Ads
Surrealist Ads
Dali & Magritte Inspired VW Polo BlueMotion Campaign
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