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8 times Film Advertising embraced the weird

Sometimes, adland throws caution to the wind and walks on the weird side. The archive has plenty of D&AD Pencil winners that show that flying the freak flag can be a surefire way to grab the attention of viewers as well as our discerning line-up of Judges.

We've taken a fine-tooth comb to the film and TV ads of the past two decades, poring over our archive to come up with the strangest and most surreal award winners of all time – everything from Skittles' sentient beard to Volvo's death-defying Van Damme stunt.


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