Posts tagged "vintage ads"

Mindf**k: Artist Updates Vintage Ads With Modern Day Celebrities

For the past year, Paris-based art director David Redon has been contributing a few hours a week to a unique hobby: Photoshopping modern celebrities into vintage advertisements. “I like the shift between vintage and modern pop culture,” he says, “because these days the border between art and commercial is very small, and artists work their…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 5, 2014

Booze, Bras & Husbands: What Women Want According To Vintage Advertising

We love to get nostalgic — from remembering our ’90s girlhood (like N*SYNC and Disney princesses) to learning about the history of corsets to just ogling glamorous pinups of the ’40s and ’50s. And when it comes to the history of our gender, nothing is quite as fascinating and disturbing as the history of advertising as it relates to women. Vintage…

By: Tres Sugar / March 5, 2012

Ladies, Meet Your Home Economics Overlord

The nice folks over at Vintage Ads compiled a collection of the faces of Betty Crocker throughout the years. It’s nice to see that while the visage may have changed, the commitment to a perfectly curled coif and magenta sweater sets has remained. [Vintage Ads]…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 3, 2012

Vintage Ad: Blow In Her Face And She’ll Follow You Anywhere

Really guys, this is all it used to take — blow some smoke in a girl’s face and she’d drop her panties for you like that. Really, the ’60s were such a great time to be a dude. [Bored Panda]…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 3, 2011

When Skinny Was A Bad Word: 7 Retro Anti-Thin Ads

Believe it or not, the push to be hyper-thin hasn’t always been present. In the ’50s and ’60s, women were sold the idea that a curvy, bodacious bod was best, and companies like Wate-On advertised that they could turn a skinny girl into a voluptuous vixen through their weight-gaining products. Whether Wate-On worked, it’s refreshing…

By: Julie Gerstein / December 2, 2011

10 Retro Ads Targeted At Women

Last night, I fell into a little bit of Flickr k-hole as I discovered and combed through a treasure trove of vintage ads targeted at women. Various household cleansers! Brillo pads! Life-changing appliance materials! A perfume called “Macrame”! And a crocheted toilet paper cover that looks like a poodle? Oh yes. Some of these are…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 4, 2011

The Smell Of Innocence Is Totally Inappropriate

Ummm, this vintage Love’s Baby Soft ad may be the most disturbing of all time. This was actually in a magazine? Target demographic … pedophiles? Holy advertising fail. [Hug Party]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 11, 2011

Do You Want That Sensual No-Bra Look?

Want to turn on the headlights and achieve that “cold weather look” even when it’s 80 degrees out, without sacrificing the support of a bra? Back in the ’70s (or is this an ’80s ad? I can’t tell) that dream could be realized in the form of the “nipple bra,” an over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder with built-in hard…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 12, 2010

Funky Or Fugly?

I’m not sure which is less attractive — this “funky” bedazzled jean jacket (for dudes!) or the models dirtied face/faux stubble. [Vintage Ads]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 14, 2009

Ring! Ring! Ring! It’s The Erotica Phone

That’s not just a tacky sculpture of a woman with no nipples—that’s a vintage ad for an actual phone! I love how this redheaded lady is buck naked except for the gold leaves covering up her lady bits to preserve her modesty. To see a full-sized (NSFW) pic, click after the jump…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 18, 2009