Masonite ad in 2.5D

There's something weirdly atemporal about this isometric Masonite ad, like a secret society of time-travelling Sims players.



  1. This is not an isometric projection. The size of the tiles in the back clearly differs from the tiles in the front, for example.

    1.  They were all driven into underground shelters after the Three Days War/Пламя потоп, so I’d be more worried about carbon monoxide poisoning from the barbecue. And also the C.H.U.D.s.

    1. Thanks for the most random factoid* of the day : )

      *my definition of the term is different – to me a factoid can’t be a non-fact, that seems like bad etymology. I say a factoid is a… um, trivium.

  2. Every dad in my neighborhood had pegboard in the garage. And little brackets under the cabinets that held baby food jars full of hardware. This ubiquitous organization fetish led to nothing of worth I could see, and I was waiting for results. Consequently, as an adult I have an allergy to order, it is anathema to my creative process, causes swelling in mental passages and acute boredom. I avoid it and it’s carriers, such as pegboard.

    edit; this ad is from my childhood period. it looks sooo familiar, like sunset magazine or Paul Doty cartoons.

    1. We had my great-grandfather’s worktable with gigantic vise and his homemade, solid ash tool chest lined with paisley corduroy and filled with 19th century woodworking tools.

  3. Not quite isometric, but at least to my eye there was some perspective control done with the camera back.  Things you’d do now  in Photoshop could actually be done in the camera by moving the lens and film back.   

  4. That fold-down table with the pegboard full of utensils is a pretty neat idea for those who don’t have a lot of room in back of the house. I don’t know if Masonite would really be appropriate for an outdoor application like that, but the general idea is a good one.

  5. Beware the Free Masonites for they are taking over the whole world or maybe it was the Free Mason Jars, I forget which.

    1. Well, the symbol guy is holding a level.  Too bad the floor isn’t a checkerboard. ;)

  6. Is it just me, or did someone swipe about 6 or 8 inches from that guy’s mid-section?  There seems to be more than just a high waistline going on there.

    1. Yup. That “weather-defying” stuff disintegrates in the rain. I don’t know how much of that trash I’ve hauled to the dump.

  7. What the hell are you guys talking about? Aren’t isometrics exercises? Do I have to go to Wikipedia and look stuff up again? signed, disgruntled reader

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