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Archive for the ‘Retro Advertising’ Category

  • Gente – Seventies Portuguese Magazine

    • 8413 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...

  • Leading the way, TWA – Retro Airline Posters

    • 17664 Views • 1950s, 1960s, Poster, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Leading the way, TWA – Retro Airline Posters

    They may not be around any longer but their posters remain in perpetuity for us all to admire. TWA, once the glamour-pusses of the airline world, were flying here, there and everywhere and their ad campaigns weren’t afraid to show it either. Even the...

  • Buckle up – Retro Belt Adverts

    • 7245 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Buckle up – Retro Belt Adverts

    We’ve got a belter of a post for you here featuring as it does lots of er, belts. As with most, if not all, items of clothing the belt has evolved from being a mere functional item to becoming decorative and also speaking on behalf of the wearer. You want...

  • The Hair Necessities – Magazine Adverts

    • 14145 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on The Hair Necessities – Magazine Adverts

    Whilst the world of ladies’ grooming and hair care products seems to be constantly evolving and presenting new and ever more challenging products the main thing us chaps need to worry about according to the magazine and newspaper advertising is er,...

  • Men of Leesure

    • 8998 Views • 1970s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Men of Leesure

    We’ve previously featured the advertising of the good people at Lee Jeans (still going strong if you fancy nipping out and buying a pair) when we took a look at their 1971 Lion Head campaign which if you check out the images is pretty self-explanatory....

  • Up to Eleven – Retro Amplifier Adverts

    • 13273 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Music, Retro Advertising1 Comment

    Now it’s time to crank it up to eleven as we take a look at some amplifier adverts from the early sixties through to the middle of the super seventies. Some of the amps are endorsed by popular musicians of the day, including a rock collage featuring...

  • Loungin’ – The Original Onesies

    • 17185 Views • 1970s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Loungin’ – The Original Onesies

    Ooh yes, we’re feeling in a mellow mood here at VoEA HQ. Dinner’s finished, the washing-up is all done and dusted, we’re up-to-speed with the washing and ironing and most importantly the cat’s been fed. Now all that’s left is to don a relaxing...

  • Cosak – Tailoring Into The Space Age

    • 10412 Views • 1960s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Cosak – Tailoring Into The Space Age

    “Cosak is the kind of cloth the world of tailoring has dreamed about” In 1967 woolen merchants Dormeuil limited spent around £100,000 (over a £1 million today) on an advertising campaign that promoted a brand new durable material that was...

  • Make it Big – Advertising Billboards

    • 20675 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Poster, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Make it Big – Advertising Billboards

    Recently we’ve seen Roy Lichtenstein unveil a massive promotional poster for his first art exhibition and we’ve gazed at the Rock and Roll (and soul) billboards on Sunset strip.  Now we cast our net a bit further as we take a look at some huge...

  • Reel Time – Vintage Cassette Adverts

    • 17316 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Popular, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Reel Time – Vintage Cassette Adverts

    Shops that still sell tape cassettes are very few and far between these days, which means the tape is now more or less an obsolete format. The first mass produced Cassettes were made and sold in Germany in 1964 and companies like Memorex, TDK and BASF...