Sure, most of the handsets in this Bell advertisement are pretty hideous — but it was the late ’70s, man. These were hideous times. And besides, I’ll take the wacky “Sculptura” and “Stowaway” over today’s sea of black blech rectangles.
What’s more unsettling than Tamara Hope’s Palm Pre ads? Just how similar Bell Canada’s Pre ad looks to the iPhone spots we’ve seen for years. Everything from upbeat music to the disembodied hand is there. Watch them side-by-side: