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…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | April 5, 2014 - 4:00 pm

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…

Pop Sugar | March 5, 2012 - 1:50 pm

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,…

Julie Gerstein | March 3, 2012 - 4:00 pm

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…

Julie Gerstein | December 3, 2011 - 2:00 pm

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,…

Julie Gerstein | December 2, 2011 - 9:00 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 4, 2011 - 3:00 pm

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]…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 11, 2011 - 2:20 pm

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 12, 2010 - 11:20 am

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] …

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 14, 2009 - 9:45 pm

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…

Jessica Wakeman | November 18, 2009 - 2:10 pm