After reading about the Triumph of the Will I started thinking about other forms of subtle media propaganda that we are exposed to on a daily basis. This is by no means a comparison to the impact of the nazi propaganda film, but I present it as more of a subtle case of where aesthetics and beauty intertwine with the “bastard reality” that are scientifically proven affects of cigarette smoking. Among the several carefully planned “aesthetic” features is the imagery drawn on the cigarette box with two cigarettes suggestively poking out of the top, almost as if to encourage you to reach out and grab one for yourself.

The ad suggests we should embrace the sexy image of a cigarette smoker. You see a slim and beautiful woman with flawless features casting a seductive look in your direction.