You Are All Alone

Several famous works of science fiction, horror and fantasy play with the solipsistic notion that only certain individuals are "real," while the rest of the world is fake. One of the best such tales is Fritz Leiber's highly recommended "You're All Alone," depicted below.

But it seems weird for an ad campaign to promote such a notion, as Van Heusen shirts did in the late 60's. A critical survey explains:

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Feb 01, 2024
     Category: Fashion | Paranoia, Suspicion, Solipsism, and Non-Player Characters | Advertising | 1960s

How come in the second Van Heusen ad, the Van Heusen wearer comes as the stiffiest man alive? Van Heusen really fumbled the ball with this brown tie-and-glasses caricature of an accountant.
Posted by Yudith on 02/02/24 at 06:25 AM
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