Advertising

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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.

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Now and Then: American Propaganda and Protest Posters

As a history nerd, I simply cannot resist going down the rabbit hole of the history behind great design. I found myself studying advertising design in HOW U’s online course, which discusses the history of advertising during the World War I era—which in turn piqued my interest. I decided to dig further into this era of advertising. One...

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Going Dutch With Paper

Paper vendors produced some stylish catalogues and sample books during the 20th century, but few matched the bravura of Papiermolen.