Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Playboy is just putting labia on the cover now

Copyranter just posted this cover from Playboy South Africa that turns a woman's lips sideways to mimic the "other" labia.

I was sure I had seen this visual trick before. Here's one from Y&R Mexico, via Advertolog, from 2004:

Not that it's any more imaginative, mind you. (It's also been done with a heavily-lidded eye.)

Cheap shock, and it's been done before. Yawn.

If you find any other examples of this concept, link them in the comments.

Update: Here's a poster for the Vagina Monologues, done by Saatchi & Saatchi New Zealand in 2002 (via Coloribus):

Update 2: Just found three more (spec?) from DGLY Shanghai, China, for Dior Addict High Shine Lipstick in 2009 (Via Ads of The World Forum):

It's green! With teeth!

How many times can you do the same freaking "vulva face" ad?


  1. there is more

    1. If we're including the eye ones, Joe...


  2. I am 100 % certain there was an old Playboy issue already that did that. Maybe 15 years ago??? But I think it might have been an international edition. German maybe? But I'm very sure that it exists.