Music, advertising and puppets


3. The Muppets’ Animal

Puppets are a goldmine (and a cheaper option than celebrities of flesh and blood ) for advertising  : The Muppets Show’s characters have been used in many TV ads by brands like Warburtons, Lipton, Toyota, American Express and Subway.

My favourite is the mono-eyebrowed puppet drummer of Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem, the fictional band from The Muppet Show.


Here’s a badass Animal’s performance:


2 Blur’s Milk Carton

Fell in love with the cute protagonist of the Blur’s Coffee and TV music video since it came out in 1999:

You can create your own 3D carton using this printable jpg:



1 Flat Eric

This yellow puppet was used for the Levi’s 1999 campaign, created by Bartle Bogle Hegarty and nominated “Coveted campaign of the year.”

Here’s Eric banging his head to a dirty house tune in “The ID ad” for Levi’s Sta-Prest jeans, directed by Quentin Dupieux aka Mr Oizo:

And here’s him getting a trim:

This soft dude is my childhood hero.