Bonjour, como ca va? Bien!
I hope you’ve been having wonderful, liberated fun out in the corn fields of happiness. Now that summer is approaching it’s time to think about cool clothes and ice cream. However, I don’t think you’ve seen adverts like this before, though it definitely made me want ice cream.
This company’s web ads have introduced a kind of Welcome To Night Vale horrific nightmare surrealist poetry to their frozen products and I urge you to watch them all. Because I love you I’ve also added the making of and frequently asked questions at the end. Ta dah!
This Is A Special Time:
Check Out Our New Package:
Doug Garth Williams Answers Your Frequently Asked Questions:
This post I stumbled across contains a couple of my favourite things, vintage things and amusing attitudes. However, how much have things really changed, and were men equally targeted for advertising abuse? These are things I wish to know, and maybe someday will learn.
Have a read and stumble upon such delights as this warning about what might happen if you don’t wash… down there:
As an added treat here’s a humorously sexist coffee advert from the early sixties:
Sometimes misjudged, sometimes out of date ‘science’ or vintage aesthetics and sometimes what those hip cats in their cafes call ‘edgy,’ here is a selection of ads that are sure to make you laugh, and weep, and maybe laugh again while weeping.
Laxative will never be a groovy product but you know what might help? A disturbing drawing on the medical packaging.
If you’ve ever wanted to see a baby wrapped in cellophane or read the tagline “They’re young, they’re in love, they eat lard,” pop over to this link and have a look through these vintage ads.
The advert below appeared when I was in my teens and was the only one I didn’t mind watching:
Apparently what kids in the 60s wanted were “dolls with human souls.” It’s obvious the very last second has been added to but just ignore it.
What cigarette do you smoke, doctor?
You know what your face needs? Radiation:
Let’s end on a sour note! On my advert travels I happened upon this Finnish ad on how children view their parents when they’ve been drinking. Have fun:
Retronaut is a fascinating website to look through for glimpses of the old and often bizarre past such as Mike the Headless Chicken and The Invisible Mother.
I had to share these women’s tips from the past that made me chuckle. So much to remember; apparently on my next date I musn’t talk about shoes or dresses. What will I do?!
1938 tips for single women
1937 how wives should undress in front of husbands
Nazi magazine for women
Husband hunting tips 1950s
Vintage ad sexism
1928 fashion news
Reduce your flesh