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Archive for the ‘Retro Advertising’ Category

  • Groovy Adverts From Japan

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    This isn’t the first time that we’ve featured vintage magazine adverts from Japan and this post probably won’t be the last either. However due to our non-existent Japanese reading and writing skills we do (accidentally) stumble upon these...

  • Seventies Plastic Panasonic Portables

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    Panasonic (parent company of Technics in case you didn’t know) introduced this range of portable, funky radios and tape players to an unsuspecting public in the early 1970s presumably as a reaction to the bright new home decorating trends that were...

  • On Yer Bike – Retro Cycling Adverts

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    Whether you cycle for sporting reasons, to get from home to work or even for your holidays there’s no denying we’re seeing possibly the largest ever growth in cycle-use ever. The sense of freedom, the fact that it is one of the best forms of exercise you...

  • Space Age Slenderizer – Trim-Jeans

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    Our desire to lose weight easily and achieve that ‘ideal’ figure has been around for longer than most of us have and has led to numerous great ideas and not a few slightly mad ones to help us achieve our aims with little or no effort. Whether it be...

  • I’m Only Dreaming – Retro Bedding Adverts

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    We now go back to a time when you could sleep in a giant sandwich, cuddle up to your dream date all night with a portrait pillow or eat a huge lollipop while reading your favourite book. Here we’ve gathered together a collection of  bed related...

  • Cashing In – Vintage Hippy Adverts

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    Once youth cults start to take off and become popular, it’s not long before the money men turn up to make a bit of cash out of the latest teen trend. Here we have an assortment of magazine adverts from the hippy era, from flower power stickers for your...

  • Seventies Sonny Rollins TV Commercial for Pioneer

    • 7073 Views • 1970s, Music, Retro Advertising, TelevisionComments Off on Seventies Sonny Rollins TV Commercial for Pioneer

    If you’re a Jazz fan, you’re probably aware of the work of American saxophonist Theodore Walter “Sonny” Rollins. Maybe you own his soundtrack album to the film Alfie or one of his many recordings for Prestige records.  If you...

  • Valerie Leon – 1969 Hai Karate Commercial

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    When Valerie Leon left school her first job was as a trainee fashion buyer for upmarket London store Harrods. Not long after starting, and revealing her true ambitions, she decided to throw a sickie and attend an audition, the success of this led to her...

  • 1966 Kodak Instamatic Camera Television Advert

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    Before Kodak hit hard times and the world of photography turned digital there was the hugely popular Instamatic. The camera first went on sale in 1963 and sold in large numbers because it was inexpensive and easy to use. This 1966 advert for the Instamatic...

  • Pump it up – Sixties and Seventies Tyre Adverts

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    They go on wheels, they’re round and made of rubber, Tire is the preferred spelling in America and Canada, it’s a pain when they go flat or get punctured and tyre manufacturers Pirelli produced some controversial calendars. And that just about...