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Archive for the ‘Retro Advertising’ Category

  • diana

    Diana Rigg – Soap Appeal

    • 2124 Views • 1960s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off

    Some time back we took a look at Diana Rigg in a replica of her kitchen with Twiggy at the 1967 Ideal Home Exhibition and now it’s time to revisit the girl once known as Emma Peel only this time in her bathroom. Mind you we’re fast running out of rooms in...

  • rit

    Do The Rit Thing – Dye Adverts

    • 1794 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off

    Here we have an assortment of adverts that have more Tie-dye than an audience at a Grateful Dead concert – well perhaps not that much. Although Tie-die is a fairly modern phrase created in the mid-sixties, the earliest examples of the technique...

  • German Advert 1965

    Düsseldorf Design und Werbung

    • 2059 Views • 1960s, Ephemera, Retro AdvertisingComments Off

    For the non-German speakers out there (and that includes us if we’re honest) ‘design und werbung’ translates directly as ‘design and advertising’ and as you may have guessed this comes from Germany’s seventh largest city. A veritable powerhouse of...

  • Canapes

    Cruisin’ – Life of Luxury

    • 2137 Views • 1960s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off

    With the news that the Costa Concordia has been successfully righted and is now heading off to a big old scrapyard where big old ships go to be scrapped we thought it would be timely to take a look at a life of luxury on the ocean wave 1960s and 1970s style...

  • ampex

    On The Reels of Steel

    • 2592 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Music, Retro AdvertisingComments Off

    While reel-to-reel tapes have now been consigned to the sizeable bin in the vaults of recording history marked ‘Obsolete’, there was a time when they were king and prior to the introduction of the Philips Compact Cassette in 1963 stood astride the world...