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Topic: Vintage

10 Terribly Misguided Old Drug Ads Revised With Modern Medical Information

But are we really any safer today?

Imagine peppy 19th and early 20th century ads for over-the-counter drug products containing cocaine and heroin, rewritten with today's medical knowledge. DrugAbuse.com, a resource for addiction treatment, did just that,…

This Mesmerizing 5-Minute Mashup of '80s Ads Is Like a Time Machine

Capturing the culture and climate of the decade

It's hard to listen to A Flock of Seagulls' "I Ran (So Far Away)" without feeling some hint of superiority. The song is arguably good, a perfect entry in the…

The Untold Story of This Bald, Toothless Baby and Her Adorable 1993 Print Ad

Sage Coy looks back at an unlikely journey

If you were the baby girl in the 1993 print ad below—by The Martin Agency for Healthtex baby clothes—you might have had reason to be a little miffed. You just…

Ads for Stereo Equipment Sure Got Weirdly Sexist and NSFW Back in the '70s

Revisiting classics like 'Great Knobs'

Companies got away with some pretty racy advertising in the '70s—the cocaine paraphernalia ads uncovered earlier this month certainly showed that—and, as it turns out, selling stereo equipment could be just…

These Shameless Cocaine Ads Prove the '70s Were a Hell of a Time to Be Alive

Need an ivory spoon? A gold razor?

Inspired by the hit Netflix series Narcos, about the exploits of Pablo Escobar, some fans decided to dig up some of the period's not-so-subtle ads for cocaine paraphernalia. They posted their…

The Kids From SunnyD's Goofy '90s Rollerblading Ad Are Back, and They Never Grew Up

Older, but not wiser

If you watch the ad below and conclude there's nothing new under the sun, you're half right. Sunny Delight rollerblades into '90s nostalgia with this delightfully deft parody of its own…

Wieden + Kennedy Turns Its Website Back 30 Years, but Not for April Fools' Day

Throwback look is for Founder's Day

April 1 is known most places for pranks. But at Wieden + Kennedy it has a different meaning. The agency was founded on April 1, 1982, and celebrates Founder's Day…

Whoa, This Weird Retro Ad Imagines Birdman as a Real Action Figure

Best Picture winner gets its second wind

Last fall, Fox Searchlight gave away limited-edition Birdman action figures as part of its marketing for the movie. Now, the Best Picture Oscar winner is reopening in cinemas—and getting a…

Brands Turn Back the Clock and Show Us the World #IfThe80sNeverStopped

And it's actually kind of rad

The 1980s were a special decade. Disco was experiencing its death rattle; Ronald Reagan was the president for almost the entire span; cellphones were as big as bricks; and fashion,…

Gatorade Digitally Remastered 'Be Like Mike' After 23 Years, and Damn Does It Hold Up

Classic spot looks like new

For those of us who've spent too many hours digging through YouTube trying to find good-looking versions of classic ads, this is quite a treat: As part of its 50th…

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