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Archive for the ‘Retro Advertising’ Category

  • The Art of Bob Peak

    • 36662 Views • 1970s, Art, Film, Poster, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on The Art of Bob Peak

    If you’ve ever cast your eyes over the film posters of Apocalypse Now, Superman, My Fair Lady, Rollerball, Star Trek and The Spy Who Loved Me – to name a few, then you’ve already seen the artwork of American illustrator Bob Peak. The Denver...

  • Baby You Can Drive my Car – Illustrated Automobile Adverts

    • 18399 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising, TransportComments Off on Baby You Can Drive my Car – Illustrated Automobile Adverts

    Whilst we’re not by any means petrolheads (we think that’s what they call car fanatics) here at VoEA we do appreciate classic car advertisements done well. Here we take a look back to what must be the golden age of car ownership. A time before global...

  • 1970s Music Billboards on Sunset Boulevard

    • 18744 Views • 1970s, Art, Music, Popular, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on 1970s Music Billboards on Sunset Boulevard

    Recently we came across an amazing advertising billboard for Stevie Wonder’s classic 70s album Songs in the key of life, which we posted as a one-off on our Tumblr page. Then we thought, are there anymore blog worthy billboards from the 1970s –...

  • All Your Want-Ins at Pontins – 1972 Holiday Brochure

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    Nowadays holiday camps are considered a bit naff but before the days of cheap air travel and continental holidays they were the family vacation of choice. When Pontins was at its peak they had some 30 holiday camps dotted around the UK and Irish coastline and...

  • German Adidas Catalogue 1968

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    At the 1968 Mexico Olympics 85 percent of athletes wore Adidas footwear, so it’s no surprise this German catalogue from the same year features some rather dazzling ‘Gold for Mexico’ spiked running shoes and some cool black striped Olympiade...

  • Prisunic Design Catalogues – A Unique Adventure

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    If you type the French word “Prisunic” into Google translate, it will tell you that it means ‘Dime Store’ or ‘Variety Store’. However on further investigation we found the following explanation “Prisunic was one of...

  • In-Car Entertainment – Car Stereo Adverts

    • 12991 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on In-Car Entertainment – Car Stereo Adverts

    Who’d have thought we’d be having unlikely bedfellows Brian Clough and Billy Preston in the same post? Make the most of it though because the odds are it won’t ever happen again...

  • Messin’ About On The River – 1960s Boat Brochure

    • 13990 Views • 1960s, Art, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Messin’ About On The River – 1960s Boat Brochure

    ‘There are boats made from kits that’ll reach you in bits For messin’ about on the river’ Now, we’re not sure if these lyrics from Tony Hatch’s water themed song apply to these cool illustrations from an early Sixties...

  • Eleganza Extravaganza – Superfly 70s Fashion

    • 63817 Views • 1970s, Fashion, Popular, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Eleganza Extravaganza – Superfly 70s Fashion

    Things happen when you wear Eleganza – a strap-line defined by its understatement. Things certainly would happen if you wore Eleganza  now – we dare not think what and it probably wouldn’t be good for your health but back in the day this was the...

  • Soul For Sale – Sixties Record Adverts

    • 15921 Views • 1960s, Music, Retro Advertising, VinylComments Off on Soul For Sale – Sixties Record Adverts

    As fans of soulful sounds, we got quite excited when we came across this brilliant selection of record adverts on photo sharing site Flickr. Member Tim the Mod has painstakingly scanned and uploaded over 350 various Soul, Jazz, R&B and Rock record...