"Show him it's a woman's world."
It was a big year for WTF, apparently. Looking at you, Kellogg's.
DON'T LET YOUR MENSES KEEP YOU FROM THE BOARDROOM, LADIES.
"No one wants to go back in time but white men."
Putting the misery in menses.
Who knew the Mouse had it in him to be so sly.
"When you feel the desire to conquer . . . then let your lips be savagely red, warmly moist, tenderly soft."
Earworm-y ads that EVERY Australian knows.
I guess in the 1950s the best way to advertise to women was through misogyny!
Liv Tyler holding puppies: magic.
Apparently psychologically scarred children was a thing in vintage ads.
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.
For when you want to drop the soap.
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.
"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.
If it's Monday, Don Draper has a hash hangover, and it's time for Mad Men Sexist Ads of the Week.
12 sexy, relaxing images.
"Eat your vegetables, or I'll eat you."
The 1950s were an innocent time in America as far as mainstream advertising went. But one campaign was quite racy.
Some Mad Men were very, very Bad Men.
These ads were created before the era of the drunken creative Mad Men. These ad men were just plain drunk.