Airplane Meets Twin Towers in Old Pakistani Airlines Ad

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Adland has unearthed an old 1979 ad for Pakistani Airlines promoting its flights to New York City using an ominous plane shadow cast upon the Twin Towers. Certainly in the seventies, everyone was enamored with the stature and size of the the then amazing looking towers but unless you were Irwin Allen, even in your most imaginative moments you weren't envisioning this ad's imagery would foretell the horror that occurred September 11, 2001.

Barring that horrific day in 2001 and placing oneself in 1979, it's actually a good ad. The Towers were the premiere iconic image of New York city and they retained their iconic status through three decades until they fell that fateful day. No one in 1979 could seriously have believed an image like this would become reality. Sadly, it did. Similar images from the past will continue to pop up from time to time in old magazines, in old ads, in old movies and we'll wince a bit each time we see them remembering our connection to that day. Sally Martin.

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I knew it! And the body copy is in French.

Can I have freedom fries with that?

Posted by: New York Punk on January 10, 2008 11:32 AM

I knew it! And the body copy is in French.

Can I have freedom fries with that?

Posted by: New York Punk on January 10, 2008 11:32 AM

http://guyver8400.blogspot.com/2006/09/february-1976-playboy-pg-23-world.html

Posted by: Daniel on January 10, 2008 1:46 PM

Y'know, I dig AdRants, I really do. It gives me a much-needed break from the day to day monotony. Often it makes me roll my eyes, often it gives me a chuckle, and invariably it's entertaining on some level. UNless, that is, AdRants gets to dust off its violin and ring up its most pious, tear-jerking copywriter because someone somewhere mentioned 9/11. Jeebus tap-dancing christ ina taxicab, guys. Last thing I need is to be reminded of the "horrific", "Fateful" events that occurred on "September 11, 2001" (and I just love it when you spell out the entire date, as though I thought you meant 9-11-1987 or something.) Give it a rest, if for no other reason that I think Guiliani has the phrase 9/11 copyrighted, and every time you say it you owe him a quarter.

9/11 2001-2008 Rudolph "Nine Eleven" Guiliani

Posted by: Rebel Scum on January 10, 2008 3:00 PM

absolutely uncanny.

Posted by: Andy on January 10, 2008 9:09 PM

I wonder if my December 2007 posting on this very topic inspired Mr Hall to repackage my material?

Posted by: Bernard on January 10, 2008 9:23 PM

I wonder if my December 2007 posting on this very topic inspired Mr Hall to repackage my material?

Posted by: Bernard on January 10, 2008 9:24 PM

Bernard,

Sadly, that's not the case. In fact, if you actually read what I wrote, you will see that I was tipped to this by Adland. Perhaps it's the hundred other sites recently covering this that repacked your material?

Posted by: Steve Hall on January 10, 2008 9:33 PM

i like dis pictuer because u can c the plane shadow goin into the towers..

Posted by: alexis on September 15, 2008 12:31 PM

http://brandv.blogspot.com/search/label/MUST%20SEE

Wow, this guy wrote the exact same article with the exact same image and layout! (scroll to bottom). The end is near, my friend!

Posted by: Victor on June 17, 2009 7:04 PM







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