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There was a time when the future promised much more than riding roughshod over the land in belching Hummers and unfeasibly large 4x4s. But at least advertising has improved, the Davis looks cool in a plane-without-wings way, for sure... but it could use a bit more Ooomph in the salespitch department, don't you think?

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Current Music:
5,6,7,8's / Pinball Party
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Summer is here once again, and this time nobody is going to laugh at you because you swim like a drowning gazelle. Oh no, not now you have the new completely hidden vinyl-plastic pontoons in your shorts!
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Current Music:
Blanche / Do You Trust Me?
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Why be content to waken tired, listless, or low in the morning -- when you should be gay and radiantly "alive"? Oh, if only it were that easy, because I so want to be Radiantly Alive! However I don't see that tweeting bird being alive much longer at all judging by the expression on our perky heroine!


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Current Music:
Handsome Family / Arlene
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Nupercaine? Nupercaine? I have it on good authority that it's like novocaine, only a touch more Nuper-er.
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Current Music:
Handsome Family / Drunk by Noon
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Life seems a little lacking? Hmmm? Here you go... I must admit I almost fell asleep reading the pitch in this advert for refrigeration, but I'm a sucker for glammed up gals over-reacting to the threat of Dry Cold.

Current Music:
Handsome Family / Vienna Hotline
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Just a note, there is a beautiful 15min promo film available for free download on archive.org that captures the 50s/60s space age beatifully, that it happens to be a promo for bowling makes even more enjoyable...

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The smell of torn jeans and steelmills at clockin' off time comes to a perfume counter near you, courtesy of the jolly folks at REO.

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I know what you're thinking as I've always secretly admired the "Video Killed the Radio Star" look too.

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You have to admire a city that wants to talk itself up, but not too much. You know, we're kinda mediocre, but that's a-O.K. Get on with the ad campaign people...

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So your kids are wanting the latest Louis Vuitton Lunchbox and Prada Pencil Case before they'll even consider getting on the school bus... well, remind them of what it used to be like...

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