Monday, August 14, 2006

Berlitz Language School

An ad for Berlitz by Scholz & Friends. Berlitz is a Language Training School in Berlin . What's the idea here? Is the ad depicting a historic visual or event of some kind? Is that 1esus carrying the cross?? If you know the idea, leave a comment. via

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dude, that's the tower of Babel! From the famous story from the bible. See this Wikipedia article

Shows that one must be careful in assuming that something is common knowledge when making ads :)

Anonymous said...

It's the Tower of Babel.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Babel

Moritz said...

It's probably depicting the Tower of Babel.

Anonymous said...

it's the tower of babel. the ancient mecca of language. But the enduring image is of the broken tower. A nice idea IMO

Anonymous said...

wow dude the idea is very simple it is a Babel tower!

Readymade said...

It's a completed Tower of Babel :) According to the Old Testament of the Bible, God created different languages prevent all the workmen and builders from understanding each other, thus preventing the tower from being finished.

cipher said...

ok, I hade no clue what the Tower of Babel was...thanks everybody!

Dave Selden said...

The Babylonians were so sure of themselves, they figured they could build a building right up to the heavens, challenging God's authority over the earth.

He was pissed, and caused the Babylonians to cease speaking a common language, and instead put different languages in each workman's mouth, preventing the tower from being finished, as Readymade said.

The tower of Babel is the source of the English word "babble," meaning to speak incoherently.

Fado Alexandrino said...

Readymade said...

The man's idea was to build a tower tall enough to reach the sky (and God Himself) thus the creation of languages to avoid the aim.

Greetings from sunny Lisbon

Anonymous said...

The tower of Babel was a bilding taht was made to rise to the sky. As god saw this he wanted this building never to be completed, so he gave all the builders different languages, so that I will never be finished due communication problems.
It's a brilliant idea, at least for the christian part of the world. Thats why we try to make no ads with religious, language, political or any other ethnical symbols

Thinks Heyz said...

Neither did I get it, till i read the comments.

Anonymous said...

I understand the visual (babel tower), but I don't know if I get the concept. It seems like the tower has been completed in the picture ( I guess the original painting depicts the tower without being completed). If that is the case, the ad it's pretty cool.