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Archive for the ‘Retro Advertising’ Category

  • Earth, Wind and Fire – Panasonic Television Advert

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    We’ve had a look at Earth, Wind & Fire collaborators Dorothy Ashby and the legendary Charles Stepney before but we’ve yet to do a post about the boys themselves and yes, you’ve guessed right, that’s all about to change...

  • Montreux Jazz Festival Posters 1967-1977

    • 14086 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Music, Poster, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Montreux Jazz Festival Posters 1967-1977

    Previously we’ve visited the Montreal Jazz festival, now we nod our heads, stroke our chins and head to Switzerland to check out ten years worth of posters from the second largest Jazz festival in the world – Montreux. The first annual festival...

  • Let’s have a look at what you could have won

    • 8731 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Magazine, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Let’s have a look at what you could have won

    Win Leonard Nimoys ears? we’re not Star Trek experts here at VoEA, but shouldn’t that be Spock’s pointy ears? Anyhow –  in the words of actor Charlie Sheen this post is all about “winning”. Here we flick through some...

  • Beam Me Up Scotchy

    • 7707 Views • 1970s, Ephemera, Magazine, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Beam Me Up Scotchy

    Apart from a thirteen year interruption courtesy of the Prohibition in America, Jim Beam have been producing Bourbon Whiskey from Kentucky since 1795. Here we mix it up a few centuries later as we take a look at some of Jim Beam’s advertising campaigns...

  • Moonlighting with Cybill Shepherd

    • 11969 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, Magazine, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Moonlighting with Cybill Shepherd

    Those of us of a certain age (stop sniggering at the back) will no doubt remember iconic US TV series Moonlighting that ran from 1985 to 1989. Many say it was the best comedy of the 80s and it certainly propelled a youthful Bruce Willis into the limelight...

  • Do The Wrangler Shake

    • 4428 Views • 1960s, Fashion, Music, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Do The Wrangler Shake

    In 2013 the internet went crazy for the various versions of the viral video The Harlem Shake, however that’s far too topical for us, so we’re taking things way back to 1966 and getting down to the Wrangler Shake. In the late sixties the Jeans...

  • Japanese Adverts From The Swinging Sixties

    • 16765 Views • 1960s, Ephemera, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Japanese Adverts From The Swinging Sixties

    Here we take a look at some more cool Japanese Adverts from the swinging sixties. We’ve picked out a few ads that have caught our attention on our travels around the internet and as our Japanese reading skills are non-existent – we’ve chosen...

  • Get Organised

    • 6291 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Music, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Get Organised

    In the past we’ve posted guitar, amplifier and synthesizer adverts, now we tinkle the ivories and pull out all the stops as we take a look at a few magazine adverts for organs. The first advertisement is from an issue of Downbeat Magazine, it features...

  • Loafing Around – The Supremes White Bread

    • 6119 Views • 1960s, Ephemera, Food, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Loafing Around – The Supremes White Bread

    Berry Gordy was not only a very clever chap when it came to spotting talent and developing a record label that went on to conquer the world he was also a bit of a marketing whizz too. It’s no coincidence that Motown got it right almost all the time and...

  • Gente – Seventies Portuguese Magazine

    • 5486 Views • 1970s, Magazine, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Gente – Seventies Portuguese Magazine

    We’ve been to France to check out some chic Paris Match covers and stopped off in Italy to look at some groovy advertising from the swinging sixties. This time we head to Portugal to flick through the pages of Gente (People) magazine in the...