How to Turn Annoying Advertising Into Something Kind of Great

Tutorials Encourage Brazilians to Transform Campaign Sandwich Boards Into 'Political Furniture'

Published on Nov 03, 2014

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Would you rather have an ad for a politician or a tasteful coffee table? Brazil has found a new use for political advertising after the country's contentious presidential election: "political furniture." Thousands of sandwich boards for various candidates were illegally placed along streets, and then abandoned. So Mobilize Brasil, a portal for content on sustainable urban mobility, teamed up with designer Mauricio Arruda to turn bad ads into useful household items. With creative support from JWT Brazil, tutorials were created on Mobilize Brasil's site with step-by-step explanations on how to use a few simple tools to transform political detritus into Ikea-like stools, coffee tables, towel racks and end tables.

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Nov 03, 2014
JWT - Brazil
Mobilize Brasil
TItle Design:
Mobiliário Político
Projeto especial
Chief Creative Officer:
Ricardo John
Head of Art:
Fabio Simoes
Creative Director:
Mariana Borga
Hiroito Takahashi
Art Director:
Marcelo Monzillo
Art Director:
Waldemar Cardozo
Digital Producer:
Rodrigo Alberini
Digital Producer:
Nathan Wang
Lola Vianna
Production Company:
Estúdio Daloia
Sound Production Company:
Digital Production Company:
Fernand Alphen
Product Designer:
Maurício Arruda Design

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