Here are the Christmas-infused print ads for Canadian toy retailer Brain Candy Toys:
This series of print revisits the concept of mixing adorable graphics, mathematics and pictograms that were used earlier this year, giving it a pinch of seasons greetings. The Christmas-y ads mathematically represent the stories of Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, the toy distribution protocol of Santa Claus, and A Christmas Carol's Ebenezer Scrooge being visited by 3 Pacman ghosts.
This Christmas iteration of the pictogram theme is not as clear as the fairy tale version and it required a little more noodle-scratching on my part to riddle it out. Perhaps that speaks more to the fact that I need to brush up on my Christmas stories. Why is Santa's Coming list being multiplied by 2? And then I realize, it's because he's checking his list ... checking it twice. That made the print ad more enjoyable once I figured it out.
But the Scrooge print ad seems uber-minimal, even for my minimalistic tastes. What about Tiny Tim, eh?