vintage ads

Lemons Still Sell

Old print ads still have a few things to say about making advertising. So, ignore your meme-feed notifications for two seconds and give this a quick skim.

Insides Out

This delightful, if eerie, promotional piece for Italian Bayer products from the 1940s is a rather graphic depiction.

Dancin’ Lines

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

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.