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Recession Funnies: Coinstar’s PES Commercials

PES is a stop-motion animator, well-loved by design dorks—Michael Gondry once said that his films are like "opening a safe and suddenly seeing a million ideas glittering and exploding." He’s now venturing into ad work, having previously stuck to small, personal films. He just finished a nice series of ads for Coinstar that manages to wittily sum up the times we’re in. Check it out:

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PES is a stop-motion animator, well-loved by design dorks—Michael Gondry once said that his films are like “opening a safe and suddenly seeing a million ideas glittering and exploding.” He’s now venturing into ad work, having previously stuck to small, personal films. He just finished a nice series of ads for Coinstar that manages to wittily sum up the times we’re in. Check it out:

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Maybe you’re interested in other work as well. Here’s “Western Spaghetti,” a recent classic:



Here’s a Q&A with Pes if you want to find out more. 

About the author

Cliff was director of product innovation at Fast Company, founding editor of Co.Design, and former design editor at both Fast Company and Wired.

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