Visually spectacular, shamelessly over-the-top - who doesn't have a soft spot for Mid Century Advertising? The illustration talent was incomparable. Sadly, it was generally nameless and rarely acknowledged.
Vintage Advertising equals Eye Candy for the design savvy, the culturally curious and those with a sense of humour. Cheerful, vibrant, technicolor. Larger than life.
The 1950's - when everything was sweeter, tastier, easier and, of course, better.
Oh, and in Retro Advertising, exclamations are a must !!!
Over the next months, I'll be designing blogs exclusively devoted to the splendour and smarts of Vintage Advertising brought to you by The Twentieth century. Please stay tuned and visit again soon.
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Welcome to 1950's America.
Slice and Serve - So easy in the '50s
|BABY RUTH Candy Bar Ad - 1953|
Cute Creepy Kids
Bird's Eye Orange Juice - Original Advertisement - 1950
|us vs. th3m|
Shock and Awe. And, the requisite "!"
Treet by Armour - 1958
|7 UP "The Family Drink"|
eventually moving the factory to Milton, Pennsylvania
(where tomato and mushroom growth was ample).
U.S. Military commissioned the company during WWII to
produce army rations and ran 24/7.
Chef Boyardee Ravioli - 1956
|Old Advertising on blogspot|
Amazing New Discoveries
Instant coffee: invented in 1890 in New Zealand by Mr. Strang.
Nescafe wasintroduced in 1938. And the high-vacuum freeze-dried variety
hit the world stage after WWII.
Sliced Bread Convenience
Did you know that there was a short-lived ban on sliced bread?
Yup - in 1943 as a war-time measure -
the rationale for this: that a ready-sliced loaf required heavier
wrapping than an unsliced one if it was not to dry out.
What'll they think of next ...?
|Original Magazine Print Ad - 1950s|
Frozen Orange Juice Pie - Betty Crocker - 1950
|Imperial Googie on tumblr|
|Roger Wilkerson on tumblr|