Take a look at these somewhat creepy vintage health posters from the 19th century. Back then, everything from syphilis to venereal diseases were put on posters in public places to make sure people knew the dangers of certain diseases and germs, how to keep hygienic and why it’s important to keep covered while in the […]
We all love a great vintage ad, but Paris-based art director David Redon has taken it a step further. What he’s done is taken modern day celebs and placed them into clever vintage ads. Stars such as Pharrell Williams, Kanye West, Rihanna, and even Beyonce are used in his project. Redon says of his work: […]
Kids are cute. But they can also be creepy. And you’re about to see just how creepy in this collection of vintage ads, posted by users of the Livejournal Vintage Ads group. All in the name of a good old-fashioned competition, these vintage ad connoisseurs went above and beyond in their quest to find the most creepiest ad featuring kids.
Girls, are you too skinny? Do you feel left out by your non-skinny friends? Is your thin-ness ruining your social life? Well, fret no longer. These vintage weight gain ads hold the cure. Now you have no excuse for your skin and bones. Wink wink.
Long before you had snazzy sports cars with douchebag drivers (my wife’s words, not mine), there was a much, erm, simpler way to get around. We introduce the Winton Motor Carriage, circa 1898, which helped bump the humble horse off the road (metaphorically speaking) and set in place our inherent lust for modern, shiny vehicles. [via Retronaut]
Believe it or not, in these thin-obsessed times, there were small pockets of history in which the messaging to women was not ‘don’t eat, be forever small’, but rather, curvy is better, so gain some pounds dammit and be more attractive, as this selection of ads from the How To Be A Retronaut blog attests to.