Check out these crazy vintage public health posters

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Wednesday 7 May 2014

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 […]

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Celebrities are placed in vintage ads by David Redon

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Thursday 10 April 2014

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: […]

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Creepy kids in vintage ads

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Design on Friday 20 December 2013

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.

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Vintage Weight Gain Ads for Women

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Friday 29 June 2012

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.

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The World’s First Car Ads in 1898

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Wednesday 27 June 2012

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]

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Vintage ads promoting benefits of weight gain for women

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Trends on Saturday 17 March 2012

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.

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