12th Grade Media Arts
Flushing International High School
Using Photoshop, students create a parody of a national advertisement that gets
people’s attention, subverts the original purpose of the ad, and ideally, sends a social,
cultural, or political message. Once the advertisement is identified, research is used
to support the criticism of the product or concept.
The advertisements displayed were created in 2008, just prior to the Presidential
Elections. Therefore, many of the ad parodies strayed away from products to
comment on the candidates, campaigns, and upcoming presidential election.