Italian artist Guido Daniele brought hand painting to a whole new level, as you can see in the following AT&T ads.
I must admit, when I hear about hand painting, most often I think of Mehndi and the intricately designed temporary tattoos that Indian women wear before wedding ceremonies. Learning that Guido Daniele, the creator of the hand painting patterns seen below, has lived in India between 1972 and 1974 makes this connection even stronger. However, this artist prefers to work with a wide variety of colors, instead of just henna.
The first ad in the series features the the towers of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Kremlin, Moscow. The artist paid so much attention to details and painted the hands so accurately that from a distance it is very difficult to discern the fingers. The centerpiece in this and in the following pictures is an AT&T phone, but that is not what we are interested in. The Great Wall of China is one of the humanity’s greatest achievements in terms of fortifications. It actually comes to no surprise that the artist picked it for one of the ads.
As the artist is Italian, including the Rialto Bridge from Venice in one of the ads makes perfect sense. It should be noted that apart from the Kremlin and the Stonehenge ads, which can be seen below, the other ads only include two painted hands that encompass the AT&T phones in various ways.
Besides Stonehenge, a more modern symbol of the United Kingdom is Big Ben, which is featured in the last picture. Judging by the phones featured in the above pictures, it is easy to conclude that these AT&T ads are rather old. However, that detail is of little importance, as the main focus is on the skills of this very talented artist. Regardless of the phones that are advertised, AT&T’s message was simple and concise at that time: by using their network, you can easily talk to people from other countries or even from the other side of the globe.
Additional creations of this amazing artist can be found on his website.