A MINI has only the things it really needs. That means getting rid of the superfluous and keeping an eye on the essentials. MINI calls this MINIMALISM. First the billboard was dismantled. The metal plate with its many layers of paper was then taken away to be sand-blasted. There the old board was partly covered with a stencil from the British sporty lifestyle brand which included the «BE MINI» lettering. Then the uncoated metal layer of the board was exposed. But only in certain places, of course. But the poster was still not completely reduced down to the bare essentials. To do this, a creative touch was now called for to carefully strip away up to eight layers of posters underneath until there really was nothing left to remove. Then the poster was returned to its rightful place, now as a genuine, unique work of art. But because MINI is serious about MINIMALISM, the British carmaker demonstrated its art of omission not just on one unique poster but on over 20 displayed all over Switzerland. Because keeping an eye on the essentials is important everywhere.
Advertising Agency: Draftfcb/Lowe Group, Zürich, Switzerland Creative Director: Daniel Comte Art Director: Frédéric Nogier Graphic Designer: Cinthia Stettler Copywriter: Samuel Knausvia www.coloribus.com