For about 15 years now, Italian company Diesel has fueled the Fashion Ads That Make Little Or No Sense marketing movement. Their ads have pissed off dentists, made light of global warming, and even been banned. But some of the images from their latest black & white campaign are simply confusingly creepy. Which is why I’m calling on you readers with highly developed interpretative skills to help me out with this poster snapped on Lafayette Street. What do you think Diesel is trying to tell us with this psychologically distressed model? 1.) Making Fashion advertising is torturous? 2.) Living in NYC makes you feel like your head is going to explode? 3.) His tie is too tight? 4.) Tool videos are cool? 5.) ??? Please help me, and other New Yorkers, with your guesses.
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