Mona Lisa Gets Around

According to our PixID Image Monitoring Service, the Mona Lisa is one of the most used and abused images in print advertising today. Just using our image recognition technology, we compared millions of images against our growing collection of scanned print magazines and newspapers. The results were astounding – Mona Lisa really gets around.

Here are the most interesting sightings of Mona Lisa in advertising world:

PixID spots a tiny Mona Lisa in this Absolut advertisement

On the screen of an iPhone. Yep PixID even spotted this one.

In the background of an ad of greatly reduced quality

In a tartan touting Scotland

In a Chicago restaurant ad

An ad for composite materials.

Deconstructed Mona in a condo advertisement.

An ad for a flowmeter. The original was caught, but the kid’s work is not ready for prime time.

Teeny tiny black and white watch ad.

Sign company ad.


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[…] Over a decade ago she was a young actress posing for a series of stock photos. While she’s no Mona Lisa, in recent years her photos have made their way into royalty-free collections and crept into print […]

The Idée Blog » Blog Archive » Everywhere Girl, The Book Jan 22 08 at 3:20 pm

Lisa Dergan…

Thanks for the nice read, keep up the interesting posts…..

Lisa Dergan Jan 31 08 at 8:05 am

[…] When you see her in comics, or paint-by-number sets in dollar stores, or morph into Alfred E. Neuman on Mad Magazine’s cover, or into Monica Lewinsky on the New Yorker, or find her on The Far Side Gallery, or in The Simpsons, or a Pantene commercial showing off her revitalized curly hair, or when you find 450 parodies of her image on a single website. According to an image tracking source, the Mona Lisa is the most used and abused image in advertising. […]

Art and Cliché « Ripple Effects Sep 19 10 at 10:04 am

I think it is the most used art image, as one of the most used images is the everywhere girl! See my Girls post:
I will be adding a few more examples very soon.

Leila Boujnane Jan 18 08 at 12:29 pm

Una gran obra de arte siempre, en todos lados, vende.¡Y nadie lo puede negar!

Angel Mar 23 08 at 6:09 am

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