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Archive for the ‘Retro Advertising’ Category

  • Do The Rit Thing – Dye Adverts

    • 10288 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Do The Rit Thing – Dye Adverts

    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...

  • Düsseldorf Design und Werbung

    • 6820 Views • 1960s, Ephemera, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Düsseldorf Design und Werbung

    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...

  • Cruisin’ – Life of Luxury

    • 8368 Views • 1960s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Cruisin’ – Life of Luxury

    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...

  • On The Reels of Steel

    • 7757 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Music, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on On The Reels of Steel

    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...

  • Rock in Trade – Musicians in Adverts

    • 14493 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Music, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Rock in Trade – Musicians in Adverts

    One of the many perks of stardom is the opportunity to use your fame to increase your fortune through lending products extra gravitas merely using your own personal endorsement. This has been going on since the year dot and continues to this day mainly...

  • Kitsch Kitchen Ads

    • 14671 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Food, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Kitsch Kitchen Ads

    Back now to a time when fondue parties were all the rage, when you couldn’t cross the road without a neighbour insisting on inviting you to their Tupperware party and of course the invention of the ‘greatest cooking discovery since fire’ – the...

  • The World of Kays – 1970s Catalogues

    • 56594 Views • 1970s, Ephemera, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on The World of Kays – 1970s Catalogues

    Do you want to know how much a Crimplene casual suit cost in 1977? well you’ve come to the right place (They were available in beige, burgundy and blue and could be delivered to your door for under twenty pounds) Here we take a second look at the...

  • Around The World – Vespa Advertising

    • 23969 Views • 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, Popular, Retro Advertising, TransportComments Off on Around The World – Vespa Advertising

    We’re big fans of the Vespa scooter here at VoEA and for the sake of fairness and impartiality we also admire the svelte lines of Lambrettas too. However, here the focus is firmly on Piaggio’s finest with some rare ads we’ve not seen before and bear in...

  • Back of the Mag Ads

    • 7528 Views • 1960s, Magazine, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Back of the Mag Ads

    Back in prehistoric times wayyyy before the invention of the interweb and quality shopping channels, purveyors of fine household and beauty merchandise would often advertise their wares on the back pages of magazines with modest but nevertheless always true...

  • Lou Rawls – Affirmative Action Advert

    • 4035 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Music, Retro Advertising, TelevisionComments Off on Lou Rawls – Affirmative Action Advert

    One of our long-time favourites and a singer with an unmistakable voice lending his authority to an advert encouraging kids from minority backgrounds to find their talent in engineering. What’s not to like...