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Archive for the ‘Retro Advertising’ Category

  • Mocker Mobile – Harley Davidson Scooter

    • 20583 Views • 1960s, Retro Advertising, TransportComments Off on Mocker Mobile – Harley Davidson Scooter

    Back in the mid-Sixties it seems you were either a mod or a rocker and there was no middle ground. That meant if you were into two-wheeled transport you either rode a scooter (mod) or a motorbike (rocker) and spent bank holiday weekends fighting each other at...

  • Monkees Memorabilia

    • 15994 Views • 1960s, Music, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Monkees Memorabilia

    We all know the story of The Monkees, and how they were regarded as the first ‘boy band’ as such. That said, they don’t really compare to subsuquent boy bands in the quality stakes, and by that I mean they were better. At least we think so....

  • Bottoms Up – Vintage Alcohol Advertisements

    • 25419 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Bottoms Up – Vintage Alcohol Advertisements

    Nobody does casual sexism quite like the drinks industry in the 1970s. It’s taken quite some time and it’s been such a gradual process that most of us haven’t really noticed it but when we look back at these ads we can see that the battle against...

  • Medicated Follower of Fashion – Groovy Spanish Adverts

    • 14825 Views • 1960s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Medicated Follower of Fashion – Groovy Spanish Adverts

    Sometimes it’s not so much about the actual product that’s being promoted but the ads themselves that we like and here is a prime example. In a dusty old corner of the Internet we found these ads from Spanish medical magazines “Clinica Rural”...

  • Mod Generation Stickers

    • 16516 Views • 1960s, Ephemera, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Mod Generation Stickers

    We came across this motley crew while searching for pictures for our Seventies Sticker Art post. As they were from 1969 they just fell short of the cut-off point, plus there were so many good ones that they deserved their own post. Mod Generation were a set...

  • Vintage Olivetti Typewriter Advertising Posters

    • 32958 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Vintage Olivetti Typewriter Advertising Posters

    We guess that typewriter sales are pretty much non-existent these days since the introduction of the personal computer. However Olivetti were pioneers in 1959 when they produced Italy’s first computer, the transistorised Elea 9003. Later they...

  • The Hippest Girl in The World and The Citroen

    • 16246 Views • 1960s, Art, Magazine, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on The Hippest Girl in The World and The Citroen

    Here’s a comic featuring the “Go-Go wonder of Paris with a heart made of vinyl” (not sure how that works) and a colourful Citroen booklet from the sixties.The psychedelic illustrations for both of these publications come from the...

  • Shop Around – Kays Catalogue

    • 43297 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Ephemera, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Shop Around – Kays Catalogue

    While investigating the heritage world of Kays on the internet  we’ve found out a couple of new facts about the British mail order catalogue. Firstly, iconic model Jean Shrimpton posed for the pages of Kays in the early 1960s. And the...

  • Fabulous Retro Italian Magazine Adverts

    • 19319 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Magazine, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Fabulous Retro Italian Magazine Adverts

    Here we head into Europe for some retro Italian adverts from various magazines from the mid sixties to the early seventies. Amongst our assortment of magazine advertisements are Portable record players, Vespa scooters, Sweets and a Sunglasses advert...

  • Stick With It – Seventies Sticker Art

    • 17481 Views • 1970s, Art, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Stick With It – Seventies Sticker Art

    Ahh yes, the humble sticker. Some say the first stickers were invented by the Ancient Egyptians to advertise the daily rates of products on the walls of their souks and bazaars...