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There used to be a time when Tintin was hot enough with the general public that he (and his fellow Hergé creations) were used to peddle anything from cars to cigars to ice cream, as seen here. And there used … Continue reading
The poster for this year’s (American) National Poetry Month, traditionally held in April, was designed by New Yorker regular Roz Chast, and features a quote from a poem by Mark Strand. Poets.org is distributing 120,000 posters for free (within the … Continue reading
Milton Canniff shows you what to do in case of an air raid in this official communication distributed by the Office of Civilian Defense in 1941. Look at all those civilians being cool in the first panel! (via The Fabulous Fifties)
Clearly W Radio was inspired by Marshall McLuhan’s famous quote, “The medium is the message”. Depending on the subject that you are talking about, your speech balloon changes. However, what your message is, is unclear for the moment. (Via Ads … Continue reading
Even though I’m very interested in vintage promotional comics, I’d never heard of the series Reddy Goose before. Apparently, 16 of these were published between 1958 and 1962 by Red Goose Shoes, a brand of the International Shoe Company. This particular … Continue reading
These powerful ads by the Instituto Dr. José Frota of Brasil are meant to promote cornea donation, which is a necessary prerequisite for succesful eye restoration surgery. However, it seems to me that you can also interpret the message in … Continue reading