Nowadays, when there are lots of skyscrapers, it’s hard to imagine our lives without elevators. However, they became a part of our life not too long ago. The first electric elevator was invented by Elisha Otis in 1852. His version didn’t let the cabin fall if the cable broke which is somewhat similar to the type of elevators we still use today. Elevators soon became the best place for advertisements, where people used their imagination to the full. See how this worked out.
1 The Divorce Elevator” to the office of divorce lawyer Sabina Stobrawe.
A typical wedding photo was placed on lift doors in a law firm in Germany. Unfortunately, every time the doors opened, the couple split up. However, when the doors open, people in the same position can immediately find help on the ad with the name and the office floor of a divorce lawyer.
2 Be born again” for Dr. Kim’s office specializing in plastic surgery.
Michelangelo’s masterpiece, The Creation of Adam, went on another level of advertisement art used by Dr. Kim’s plastic surgery office.
3 Wake up” with Maxwell House!
Not only will Maxwell House’s coffee make you wake up, but you’ll also get a great rush of adrenaline while taking the elevator to work. This ad was in China in 2008.
4 Gold’s Gym elevator
Gold’s Gym is a huge chain of international gyms, they are well known throughout Canada and the US. It was originally founded in 1965 by American bodybuilder and businessman, Joe Gold.
5 Great Lakes Science Center
6 Superman — the movie elevator.
This ad was made before Superman Returns was to be released in 2006 in a Brazil cinema.
7 Bald man” ad by hair-loss prevention brand Folliderm.
Scared of losing your hair? Ask your doctor about Power 1+4!” says the ad of an Indian brand for strengthening hair roots, Folliderm. They weren’t allowed to use their real brand name so there’s a different one on the advertisement.
8 Already want to buy some of Kagatani knives?
Kagatani is a cutleries manufacturer and distributor in Japan with a 120-year history. Knives manufactured by this company are made by hand by skilled artisans.
9 Resident Evil: Extinction elevator.
The Resident Evil elevator was created and placed before the release in 2007 in Kiev, Ukraine.
10 Elevator calling you to watch your step.
This 3D illusion was created by artist Andrew Walkerto to prepare Londoners for a new attraction — Nemesis Sub-Terra.
13 Cleverly Painted Elevator Floor Illusion
Would you even step foot into this elevator if it appeared to have no floor, especially considering that a sign at the entrance cautions users that the elevator is still under construction? If you were brave enough to walk inside you’d find that it’s actually a cleverly designed paint job that gives the illusion of a bottomless elevator shaft underfoot.
14 Can’t Fit Through the Door? Time to Hit the Gym.
It’s a nightmare scenario for anyone who’s self-conscious about their weight: a door that’s too small to fit through. The Fitness Company, based in Germany, created this ad in the hopes that it would nudge people into joining their gyms to get slimmer.
15 Elevator as Aquarium
Jelly Tots Sweets made elevator rides a lot more fun for kids and adults alike with this ‘experiential elevator’ ad, which transformed the entire elevator into an aquarium – including the outside doors.
16 A Trippy Elevator to Your Dreams
17 Gold’s Gym: Overweight
18 Fiat Punto: Elevator Parking Sensor
19 Witness Against Torture
20 Kill Bill 2
21 Snuff Clothing
22 Fifa World