On the whole we’ve been pretty fortunate when it comes to getting designers to open up about their creations on PaperSpecs – our constantly-updated PaperSpecs Gallery is a living testament to that fact. Still, we do occasionally come across a designer who proves difficult to reach, perhaps choosing to let their work speak for itself. Fair enough. But after repeated attempts to acquire additional information about Andrei Robu’s stunning letterpress love card pack, we realized we couldn’t just sit on it – we had to share it.
We’re all about HOW-lloween over at the HOW offices. So when we caught wind of a ghoulishly humorous advertising campaign from creative agency Circus Maximus and Justworks, a benefits, HR and payments platform, we couldn’t help but share.
Demonstrating the still-exciting possibilities for the out-of-home advertising world, the project illustrates the challenges growing companies face when managing human resources as classic horror movie monsters, all of which appear throughout New York City’s Union Square Station and MTA subway cars. Justworks, of course, is presented as the solution to these challenges.
Check out the designs below and read more from the company about the project.
The creative campaign features four illustrations depicting back-end business operations in posters for classic horror films. Paperwork, compliance, benefits and payroll are caricatured as villains and monsters from classic horror films, and movie titles bring these challenges to life with ad copy including “Zombie Employees who Crave Benefits,” “Return of the Bride of Paperwork II” and “Extraterrestrial Details from Hell.” …
“Being entrepreneurs ourselves, we understand the difficulty of starting a company and know that the details can scare the living daylights out of you,” said Ryan Kutscher, founder of Circus Maximus. “When you’re an entrepreneur, every day is the scariest day of the year. We developed this campaign to showcase this and highlight the hard parts of running a business that Justworks helps companies handle.”