‘Holiday’s Over’ for Germs in These Awesomely Gross Ads for a Unilever Cleaning Brand

Great illustrations from Bangkok's Illusion and DLKW Lowe

Attention, germaphobes. Here are your worst nightmares realized.

Unilver cleaning brand Domestos is out with three new print and poster ads in the U.K. that vividly imagine microorganisms as gross cartoons on vacations—swimming, snapping selfies, sipping cocktails on the beach (yes, that's duck face).

The "Holiday's over" tagline is a little long on bravado, but the illustrations—created by Bangkok CGI studio Illusion, via agency British agency DLKW Lowe—might be the most gorgeously disgusting visuals ever (even if Harvey Keitel's credits apparently include voicing one of their millions of impressively hideous dead ancestors).

Now enjoy your righteous sense of horror, and go and wash your hands.

Full ads below. Click to enlarge.


Client Name: Domestos

Agency: DLKW Lowe

Campaign: "Holiday's Over"

Executive Creative Directors: Richard Denney, Dave Henderson

Global Creative Director: Tony Hardcastle

Creative Team: Katrina Encanto, Edgar Galang 

Planner: Richard Kelly

Account Team: James Pool, Ross Marshall

Agency Producers: Gary Wallis

Media Agency: Initiative 

Design Company: Illusion

Illustrators: Surachai Puthikuangkura, Supachai U-Rairat

Producers: Somsak Pairew, Kitidej Rattanasuvansri

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