Bears Eat Wranglers, Boots And All

Shawn Waite brings this retro-feeling print campaign for Nocona Boots to our attention.
I don’t like that these cowboys are messin’ with a bear. Bears are my peeps. However, if I allow myself to overlook this fact and to overlook the fact that the other ads in this campaign also glamorize man conquering nature, I can see what nice work this is. From a visual storytelling point-of-view these illustrations are wonderful. And brand building. Should I ever want to have nature-conquering boots on my feet, I’ll consider purchasing Nocona.
See more ads from this campaign after the jump.


About David Burn

I wrote my first ad for a political candidate when I was 17 years old. She won her race and I felt the seductive power of advertising for the first time. In order to both celebrate and critique the industry, I started AdPulp in Chicago in 2004. In 2006, I launched and led an agency content department at BFG. Today, I am head of brand strategy and creative at Bonehook in Portland, Oregon.