Remember La Linea? La Linea was that animated condom man who loved to get angry and spit everywhere.

Here’s a reminder:

In the 80’s the SABC used these cartoons as fillers between programmes. Sometimes as a kid you’d watch TV just in case they’d play one. In the early 2000’s the South African insurance giant also used some La Linea cartoons in their ads, so the commercialisation of the ‘sock man’ is nothing new.

British acid jazz outfit Jamiroquai have also tapped into the illustration style of Osvaldo Cavandoli in their video for (Don’t) Give hate a chance.

Now he’s back in an ad for Ford USA. Still a great character, even if now just in ad form.

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