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Archive for the ‘Retro Advertising’ Category

  • 40 Groovy Retro Japanese Adverts

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    Sometimes in life you seem to end up following a path you never quite expected and that seems to be the case here at VoEA. When we started this blog we had a rough idea what we wanted to do and the rest has kind of followed. One of the recurring themes and...

  • Wired For Sound – Adverts For Headphones

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    We remember the days when headphones were so big and heavy it was like having a couple of bricks strapped to either side of your head. Over the years they have been scaled down and have become more compact. In fact they have shrunk so much through the...

  • Happy Snappers – Photography Ephemera

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    As you all know (and if you don’t you will soon) we love looking at old photos and adverts particularly those from the 1960s and ’70s. Well, when we stumbled across these photography related ads and packaging from our favourite time period we...

  • The Who (and Others) Sell Out – Instrument Ads

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    Whilst we’re no spring chickens here at VoEA we are struggling to recall the favourite pop groups of our collective youth advertising the instruments they used to play, but back in the Swinging Sixties it seems this was a fairly common occurrence.Here...

  • Swinging Blue Jeans, Cords and Slacks – Retro Adverts

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    In the past we’ve featured vintage magazine adverts for the humble shirt and a cool collection of ads for socks.Now it’s time to go in-between with some fabulous retro advertisements for Jeans and trousers – slacks and pants if...

  • ‘Ello John. Got A New Motor – Retro Porsche Posters

    • 27170 Views • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Retro Advertising, Sport, TransportComments Off on ‘Ello John. Got A New Motor – Retro Porsche Posters

    No, well then check out this bunch of ads for Porsche. You know we love our advertising here at VoEA, there’s no artwork that sums up a time more than advertising. It is very representative, because it’s trying to appeal to the masses of that...

  • Brutus Fashion Photoshoots

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    We recently wrote a post on the history of Brutus and featured some of their groundbreaking ads from the late 60s and 70s. Having stumbled across our blog, the good people at Brutus were obviously fairly impressed because they’ve given us access to some...

  • The Art of Electronics – 1961 Motorola Adverts

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    Welcome to the world of tomorrow with Motorola – New leader in the lively art of electronics.These illustrated adverts by Artist Charles Schridde portray a future where we will spend half of our time listening to the stereo and watching TV and the...

  • Blast-off Girls, Colonel Sanders and The Faded Blue

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    Here we have a surreal clip of KFC main man Colonel Sanders getting down to the sounds of garage band The Faded Blue in the 1967 film The Blast-off Girls. The film was directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis who was best known for creating the “Splatter...

  • The Joy Of Decks – Record Player Adverts

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    The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed that here at VoEA Heights we’re big fans of the medium that is vinyl records. So much so in fact (and keep this to yourselves) that some of our number still won’t have CDs in the house.So, it follows...