Advertising history

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...

Advertising's Creative Pre-Revolution

In 1903 Ad-Art was a weekly magazine out of Columbus, Ohio (a little-known advertising capital), that was printed on newsprint and provided the merchant class and advertising agents with ideas for selling their wares. The ideas were not as witty as “Think Small” or as taboo-busting as “You Don’t Have to Be Jewish to...