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Archive for the ‘Retro Advertising’ Category

  • Sony, Sony, Sony – Seventies Catalogues

    • 17869 Views • 1970s, Ephemera, Music, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Sony, Sony, Sony – Seventies Catalogues

    In this day and age with companies going to the wall left, right and centre it is rare to see a company that has been trading at the top of their game for a number of decades and is still there mixing it up with the big boys. One such company is Sony which...

  • Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali 1968 Braniff Adverts

    • 11848 Views • 1960s, Retro Advertising, Television, TransportComments Off on Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali 1968 Braniff Adverts

    We really should do a complete post on the 1968 re-branding of Braniff International Airways as it’s a fascinating example of the power of marketing and how most of us make decisions based on perception rather than ‘reality’. In the meantime and to whet...

  • Slack Attack – H.I.S. Menswear Adverts

    • 18556 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Slack Attack – H.I.S. Menswear Adverts

    Perhaps we’re looking in the wrong place but try as we might we can’t find any background information on Seventies clothing brand H.I.S. which taking a wild guess we presume was aimed squarely at the menswear market. Not just the menswear market mind you,...

  • Queen of The Galaxy – Ten Barbarella Posters

    • 19025 Views • 1960s, Film, Popular, Poster, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Queen of The Galaxy – Ten Barbarella Posters

    If you’ve never heard of the 1968 French-Italian sci-fi film Barbarella and you’re feeling a little inquisitive then we suggest you check it out – it’s fairly easy to get hold of these days. As with a lot of cult films it bombed on its initial...

  • New Shapes in Sound – Vox Adverts

    • 15588 Views • 1960s, 1980s, Music, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on New Shapes in Sound – Vox Adverts

    Previously we’ve posted a few adverts for Vox in our The Who (and Others) Sell out feature. This time we’re dedicating a whole page to the company that created guitars with “New shapes in Sound” and manufactured amplifiers to produce...

  • Wheels of Man – 1972 Catalogue

    • 12644 Views • 1970s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Wheels of Man – 1972 Catalogue

    Get your motor runnin’, head out on the highway, looking for adventure and whatever comes our way. Yeah darlin’ go make it happen, take the world in a love embrace, fire all of your guns at once and explode into space – wearing, of course, Wheels of...

  • Whisky a go-go – Sixties Suntory Adverts

    • 11119 Views • 1960s, Art, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on Whisky a go-go – Sixties Suntory Adverts

    When we take a look at Suntory Whisky we could talk about the Sofia Coppola film Lost in Translation, possibly Sammy Davis Jnr. advertising the product or even discuss the slightly crazy (to our western eyes anyway) idea of the Japanese producing what is...

  • It’s A Moo-ving Scene -The Cowsills Milk Adverts

    • 11678 Views • 1960s, Music, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on It’s A Moo-ving Scene -The Cowsills Milk Adverts

    We imagine if your group’s name contained the word “Cow”, it would increase the chances of being picked by the American Dairy Association when they were searching  for a clean cut pop combo to promote the wonders of milk. The Cowsills were...

  • On My Radio – London Radio Ads for Movies

    • 7428 Views • 1970s, 1980s, Film, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on On My Radio – London Radio Ads for Movies

    Whilst stumbling through the interweb the other day, we came across a Youtube member with a neat little collection of London radio ads for movies of the mid 70’s to mid 80’s (the golden age), so we decide to flag 10 up for you to enjoy. It’s...

  • On The Sole Side – Adverts For Mens Shoes

    • 23929 Views • 1960s, 1970s, Fashion, Retro AdvertisingComments Off on On The Sole Side – Adverts For Mens Shoes

    We’ve dipped our toes into the world of shoe advertising before in our Pedwin shoes post which featured a groovy television advert from 1968. This time we’re taking a stroll into the past as we look through a variety of men’s footwear...