13 early 20th century posters.
Brought to you by the people who clearly don’t understand anything about relationships.
You want subtle, get out of here.
Including children’s Ted Nugent masks.
The hair wars in the secretarial pool during the Mad Men-era were massive.
It was a good year for advertising. Five print ads, five TV spots. This is the beginning of a look-back ad series.
Remember when ads were more sexist, more violent, more un-PC, and told a story? Of course you don’t, you all weren’t born yet.
The brand’s annual sales have increased 70% since Mad Men debuted. (via telegraph.co.uk)
The Sugar Association — up until the mid-1970s — aggressively advertised sugar as a healthy weight loss and diet aid.
Disturbing youngsters from vintage ads combined with memorable horror movie quotes is your worst nightmare yet.
He was the evil “Mr. Coffee Nerves” — the anti-spokesman for coffee substitute Postum. And his 1950s ads were pure fucking insanity. Most of the images are via Star-Tribune writer James Lileks.
Today’s a good day to trot them out, though. Never forget.
Mid-20th century, Lysol disinfectant — because of the illegality of female contraceptives — was the #1 selling “feminine hygiene” product.
This does not inspire confidence for your recovery.
These models were as serious as cancer.
Consider this the best advertising course you’ll ever take. 50 ads in chronological order, more or less.
Today’s ads are husks by comparison.
No. Just, No. (via retrogasm.tumblr.com)
“When your hemorrhoids are Breaking Bad…”
Before Photoshop turned every hack with a computer into an “art director,” Copy was King.
From 1911. Brilliant.
Via strange sanitary napkin ads.
When Mad Men ruled, and mad women got beaten (says so in one of the ads).
Three times it’s OK to use clowns in ads: 1. For a circus. 2. For a horror movie. 3. There is no third time.
This was the 1970s — you and your ironic t-shirts will cower in fear.
Penis-shaped things everywhere, but never when you need one.
Fuck you, July. FUCK. YOU.
You’ve, uh, come a long way, uh, baby.