Advertising

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When Men Were Commodified

Men have never been as commodified as women, but men have nonetheless been a big consumer market, as these vintage men's fashions ads show.

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That’s a Lot of Shirt

Back in the do-a-lot-with-a-little days of product promotion and branding, Phillips-Van Heusen produced this lovely little "A Short Shirt Tale."

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Weird-Century Modern

This French ad for Le Laboratoire de Controle Physiologiue is what I would call Weird Mid-Century Modern.

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Dancin’ Lines

Lou Myers was a hilarious cartoonist with an expressively lunatic line.

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Dancin’ Jamaica

Some of the best ad hoc ads Steven Heller has ever seen ever seen are collected in "Serious Things a Go Happen: Three Decades of Jamaican Dancehall Signs."

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Advertising Dutch

These Dutch ads published around 1949 are striking, with some being much more modern than others.