vintage ads


Shanghai’s Creative Evolution

These advertising posters for cigarettes, liquor and more by Xie Xing Long showcase the so-called "Calendar Girls" that were so prevalent in the '20s and '30s.


Ooooh La L’Auto

Steven Heller takes a look at the lifestyle-infused vintage advertisements for the automobile manufacturer Renault.


Making the Mac: 20 Vintage Apple Ads

Here, we follow the trail of Apple ads that laid the foundation for the company prior to the bold dancing silhouettes that dominated in the early 2000s.


A Maker Blot

Here, I explore advertising blotters, which were an excellent, functional way to promote a product or idea.

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The Starch Bomb

Explore a pamphlet produced for Muzzy's starch, which is an example of Victorian design among other things.