Tag Archives: advertisements

Let’s go on an excursion!

Loving these vintage Portuguese transportation ads — particularly the awesome lettering, which I found over at Dias que Voam, which you should visit PRONTO.

The majuscule letters (do we say that in English? for capital letters?) at the bottom of the first ad above kind of remind me of the style of lettering I used for lettering the names on my last round of family tree orders (finally shipped!):

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Throwback Thursday: Old-school rotary telephones.

Takin’ me back to my childhood… which was the ’80s rather than the ’50s, when the rotary phone was still livin’ large!

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I love that last one. The two female domains of the household: the kitchen and the bedroom. Pff.

ABC Magazine: Revista Portugueza

Images from some 1920s issues of ABC Magazine discovered over at the fabulous Dias que Voam blog:

An adorably illustrated ad from one of the issues:

The Illustrations of Naiad & Walter Einsel

Naiad and Walter Einsel‘s illustrations graced the pages of several prominent magazines during the 1950s and 60s. Whether in black and white or in vivid color, the designs never cease to entertain and leave you wanting more.

Just check out that cheddar ad (below). Cheese AND plaid AND awesome illustration?!? You’ll want more. Trust me.

Thanks to Today’s Inspiration blog for clueing me in about this beautiful husband-and-wife design team:

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All images from LeifPeng’s Einsel Flickr set:

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The poster designs of Sven Brasch

Sven Brasch (1886-1970) is undoubtedly the most highly revered Danish poster designer. From his movie posters to his commercial designs, here’s why:

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All images borrowed from Confetta’s Sven Brasch Flickr set. Click over to see more than 60 other Brasch goodies!

Throwback Thursday: Atari!

I never had an Atari when I was growing up. My aunt bought my sisters and me a Texas Instruments computer instead. I didn’t know the difference. I was eight years old. I pretty much just liked pressing the buttons and pretending to play library. (Don’t ask.) My sisters really liked the TI-Invaders” game (the TI rip-off of Space Invaders). But my favorite game — if I did actually play a game — was a little hide-‘n-seek-ish type novelty called “Hunt the Wumpus.” I think I maybe just liked saying the word “Wumpus.” You try it. “Wumpus.” See? It’s fun, right? Though, to this day, I still have no clue what a “wumpus” is. Other than being something with freakishly large teeth and two awkwardly long arms with claw-hands.

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Anyway, Texas Instruments evolved into more of a calculator giant. Atari, however, remains the top retro gaming device. Plus, they had a pretty rad logo. Texas Instruments was pretty banal. I mean, a silhouette of the state of Texas? Whoa. How mind-blowingly creative. Pff. So… for this installment of Throwback Thursday, I give you… Atari.

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Most photos borrowed from the fabulous Atari Flickr group. Others found HERE, HERE, and HERE.

More Ephemera from Martin Klasch

Vintage ads, propaganda, movie posters, and album covers — some in German, most in Swedish — from Martin Klasch‘s fabulous Flickr set:

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