Giant Ball Crashed Into Building

Status: Photoshopped
image Here's a picture that's going around, just in time for the upcoming World Cup. Apparently this was created a couple of years ago for a Nike campaign in Mexico. However, the image is just a concept piece created by the JWT agency (i.e. it's photoshopped). This was never done in real life. Pity. It would be a pretty cool piece of urban art if it were real. (via Coolzor)

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Posted on Fri Jun 02, 2006


When I was in Berlin they were constructing a giant soccer ball in one of the squares in the centre of the city. If the one in the picture was real, they'd be about the same size.
Posted by Nettie  in  Perth, Western Australia  on  Fri Jun 02, 2006  at  11:48 PM
Although it's not the source of this exact image, there is a very similar three-dimensional ad for our local team in downtown Columbus, OH. There's pics of it in Flickr:
Posted by shroud  in  Columbus, OH, USA  on  Sat Jun 03, 2006  at  05:28 AM
But its looking like a real one....quite a big size!
Posted by Bobby  in  Canada  on  Sat Jun 03, 2006  at  08:22 AM
i was just in taiwan and they had a soccer ball about that size crushing a car. sorry i don't have pictures
Posted by aaron  in  arizona  on  Sat Jun 03, 2006  at  11:21 AM
Its probably real. Two years ago I went to the final match of a southamerican football tournament in Peru. A couple of blocks from the National Stadium in Lima we were able to see the same kind of advertising. A giant ball seemed to be crushing on one side of an old building. Pretty impressive for a third world country. So it aint just a concept image. They actually did it.
Posted by Dreckent  in  Peru  on  Sat Jun 03, 2006  at  03:44 PM
OK, it's an ad and it's a hoax. No problem. After all, aren't all ads, especially political ones, hoaxes?
Posted by Christopher Cole  in  Tucson, AZ  on  Sat Jun 03, 2006  at  05:30 PM
maybe NOT in Mexico but absolutely in Prague .. caused a furore and head to be taken down .. different colour .. more a browny gold
Posted by JM  in  Prague  on  Sat Jun 03, 2006  at  06:20 PM
it was real, it was built by nike in a building in the street of Arquimedes in Polanco, a neighborhood in Mexico City. The building was due for demolition, and recently most buildings that happen to be in that situation are transformed into huge billboards...
Posted by Rodrigo Alcocer  on  Sun Jun 04, 2006  at  11:47 PM
There is a building in downtown Columbus that has a giant, 3D soccer ball slammed into its side. It does exist! It's an ad for "Crew Soccer", Columbus' pro soccer team. If I had a picture, I'd send it, but no luck.
Posted by Lindsay  in  Columbus, OH  on  Mon Jun 05, 2006  at  01:49 PM
Hey, Alex. The image is 100% real, as you
Posted by Arturo  in  Mexico City  on  Tue Jun 06, 2006  at  12:01 PM
I agree with Rodrigo an Arturo... I also saw it in Mexico City and almost crash my car... it was spectacular!!! coming out of a tunnel the first thing you saw was a long advertisement of a guy kicking of "chilena" (in a building at your left side... and then at your right 8in the other side of the street)you could see the ball crashing in the that building... it was amazing...
Posted by Cecilia Ayon  in  Mexico  on  Mon Dec 10, 2007  at  02:11 PM
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