DARE's Manifesto Returns to Haunt You -- in the Form of Wheatpasted Coffin Nails


Colorado's Department of Public Health and Environment uses the image of a coffin nail to declare, "The Cigarette is Dead!"

"Today, cigarette smoking has not only become passe due to all we've learned about its health effects, but, plainly speaking, it's become a difficult behavior to keep," gushes a press release with the undaunted conviction of a fourth-grade graduate of DARE.

"The days when smoking was socially acceptable are over!" (Zeal added by us.)

Use this site to download associated posters and swath your town in them. First-time propagandist? No problem. See Denver for an example of how to use all that wide-open public space. And here's a really hip fast-moving video with ass-rock background music.

Visit TheCigaretteisDead.com to share stories about friends who died, acquaintances with cancer and/or why you decided never to smoke. Go ye and hammer in that metaphorical coffin nail. Show us there's no room for vice -- not in your neighbourhood, not in this world. Go and godspeed.

Concept and copy by Cactus; FL-2 designed and programmed the site.

by Angela Natividad    Oct-29-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Cause, Guerilla, Online, Outdoor, Video   

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If I ever catch you in my neighborhood putting up those signs, Stevie, I'll kidnap you and cut your head-off. You don't think I forgot you Mr. High and Mighty Steve Hall AKA "Cum on me, not in me". Remember me from AdTEech NY. Probably not, you dumb fuck (and a lame one too). Did you ever tell your lover about us? I bet not. The anal is a secret fetish, I know. I'd like to take one of the nails from these posters and ram it through your skull. Just wait, I'll get you soon enough, Stevie. Just wait.

See you around.

Posted by: Brian kelley on February 13, 2009 11:38 AM

Umm, Brian. I don't put signs up. I just wrote about the campaign. That's what we do here on Adrants - write about marketing and advertising. We leave the actual work to others:)

As to your other comments, nice self-promotion.

Posted by: Steve Hall on February 13, 2009 12:45 PM