Friday, December 11, 2009
Powell Peralta vs. Blind #2.
The response from Blind was to make a series of boards that were silly rip offs of famous Powell Peralta graphics. The upside down logo is a nice touch, too.
I wonder what the creative split behind this idea was between Mark and Steve Rocco. This ad was a big deal because it took a direct shot at Powell, who at that time were still one of the leading companies in the industry.
This never occurred to me at the time, but I do wonder what Lance, Ray and Tony were thinking when they saw the ad that made fun of small companies. I can imagine they were used to getting dressed up in silly outfits for various projects and the photo shoot wouldn't have seemed that unusual. Still, I'm sure they had a good idea of what was happening and it probably didn't feel like a good time.
Transworld - July 1991 Volume 9 Number 7