Tag Archives: advertising

Woman’s Home Companion 1910

I was cleaning up the living room today and came across a magazine from exactly 100 years ago ( you would be amazed what’s just lying around this house).

Sorry… I didn’t scan the whole thing in (or any of it, really), but here’s the cover:

and here’s a Corn Flakes ad from inside:

scott

Early Jim Henson Work

Last night, somehow the topic of the Yip Yip’s from Sesame Street came up while Scott, Natalie and I were having dinner. Naturally, this led to us watching several Yip Yip skits. Next was Bert and Ernie. Then came Statler and Waldorf.  Following this, I came across some commercials from the 60’s that Henson created.

What you get is a seemingly early incarnation of Kermit inflicting some seriously over-the-top violence upon a pear-shaped muppet that sounds similar to Rowlf.  I’m amazed at the level of violence that Henson was able to get away with, even if they were only muppets.

Naturally, the commercials were a huge success. Henson himself theorized, “Till then, [advertising] agencies believed that the hard sell was the only way to get their message over on television. We took a very different approach. We tried to sell things by making people laugh.” And it worked.

Ryan

Non-format

I’m no designer, but this Norwegian-British design firm’s work is inspiring:

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fader-02More on non-format’s website.

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Movie Party #6

Who’s in?


7 faces of dr. lao


The Beast

scott

mac vs pc ad

since matt has been writing a lot of computer posts lately, i thought this 1996 ad would be an appropriate addition:

GREAT STYLE MAC ADDICT!!!

COOL “SEINFELD-CUT”!

OH BOY! THAT WACKY WATCH JUST LOOKS SO COOL!

AND I JUST HAVE TO GET A DEMIN SHIRT!

 

i love the mudslinging advertising campaigns. and i love that they’re basically still using the same campaign to this day.

 

scott

image stolen from geeksugar

WOW WOW WOW WOW A-OOOOGA SCHWING

I saw THIS SITE! advertised on a video game forum today.  I fucking dumped Patricia and joined the site.  I’m gonna fuck a Thai slut for the rest of my life!

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stained glass street art

this is a video of some sweet street installations by poster child.

very neat.

there’s supposed to be more info at the anti-advertising agency website, but i couldn’t get it to work for me…

scott