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Spike Jonze and Idris Elba team up for a series of unexpected ads for Squarespace

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Spike Jonze and Idris Elba team up for a series of unexpected ads for Squarespace

Words by Josh BainesThursday 31 January 2019

Did you know that Idris Elba has his own streetwear brand? No, we didn’t either. Well, not until we sat back and watched a pair of adverts starring the man who’ll always be Stringer Bell to us promoting creative-friendly web hosting service Squarespace. And, if having Idris star in the adverts isn’t enough to pique your interest, both shorts have been directed by none other than Spike Jonze.

The first of the two sees a lipsyncing DCI Luther acting out various career aspirations, trying his hand at boxing, sliding into the cockpit of a fighter jet, whipping a perfectly baked cake out of the oven, and even returning from a mission to the moon. The message is simple: Squarespace allows its users to live out their long-held website-focused dreams.

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