Rebels with a Cause
Never before have I seen such a varied collection of ads with strong messages calling us to join in a revolutionary spirit. The images are evocative with gritty snap-shot and black and white photography, inspiring pyrotechnics, and a sophisticated juxtaposition of urban streets and vehicular luxury. Levi calls us to rise up. Kenneth Cole urges us to end the war and support marriage equality. Chrysler prods us to keep our chins up and keep working hard. And, Ray Ban tells us to be ourselves. This is an interesting example where advertising can function not only to sell an image but also weave itself into our social and political thought.