Category Archives: Advertising

No superheroes without signal!

These ads for Russian TV carrier Viasat highlight the idea that their subscribers never suddenly lose programs or channels when licencing agreements change, as is often the case with competitors who sometimes tend to carry content “unofficially”. Ironically, though, none of … Continue reading

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The Invention Of The Children’s Short

According to this ad from an old French magazine, flexible yet sturdy cotton shorts for children were invented in Africa. When they are a success in Europe and production is moved there, their inventor is officially rewarded by the Président. … Continue reading

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Cowboys like licorice

In literally the final issues of the fabled Dutch comic weekly Pep in 1975 (which would morph into the no less fabled Eppo later that same year), western comic hero Lucky Luke and his dastardly enemies the Dalton nephews endorsed a particular … Continue reading

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Fruit ‘n’ veg are the real heroes

Even though you can tell that this was done in an ad school (there are no inches of copyright information to start with), I thoroughly dig these ads promoting healthy food.  Not only are the visuals very creatively imagined, the … Continue reading

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I want to ride my bycicle

I may be starting to sound like an old grump here, but it would seem that a bike was a more wholesome object of desire in the 1940s than a PS4 is today. Just sayin’. These ads are, again, from … Continue reading

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All you need is a booklet

You can be whatever you want! All you need is this booklet! I guess these days they’d be selling you a DVD or an online subscription, but back in the 1940s booklets were all the rage. These ads appeared in … Continue reading

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Super Coins

Even the smallest donation can do a hero’s work. That is the message in this campaign by The GOVT Pte Ltd of Singapore City, Singapore to raise awareness for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. I like the idea, and the execution is … Continue reading

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