MTV: Print Ads

Back in the 1998 when the only reality show on TV was The Real World and the MTV network still played music videos (if you didn’t know, it stands for Music Television) and when platinum plaques were stacked by the dozens and diamonds glistened while champagne popped MTV enlisted a trio of Hip-Hop’s elite for a classic series of print ads. Only focussing on crop’d areas of each of their bodies, these 3 stars images are so well known that even a smile, arm and hairstyle make them instantaneous identifiable. The simplicity and clarity of the messaging paired with the graphic approach is vivid and left an indelible imprint on me. 10+ years later it still resonates. Here’s a quiz for those that can read between the lines…Can you see what connects each of these 3 stars?

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