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Topic: Vintage

'80s Sitcom 'Perfect Strangers' Even Better as an Advergame

Join Balki and chase your dream

Jason Oda of JODA, the man behind many of your favorite advergames and classic game parodies for brands, has conceived of the perfect way to advertise himself—by taking one of…

'New Yorker' Digs Up Its Own Ads From 'Mad Men' Era

Tension of the cultural shift is palpable

The mid-'60s was an anxious and uncertain period. Like Don Draper's tumbling silhouette, those years were suspended between Eisenhower's monochrome Americana and the kaleidoscopic revolution of the Woodstock generation. At…

Vintage Ads All the Rage as 'Mad Men' Fever Peaks

Fun '60s set from 'Reminisce' magazine

Newsweek isn't the only magazine coat-tailing it on the long-awaited and much-hyped return this Sunday of AMC's hit drama Mad Men. A magazine called Reminisce is, too. And I'm OK…

4 Great Ads From the 'Mad Men' Edition of 'Newsweek'

Special issue full of retro-style executions

As you've surely heard by now, Newsweek is celebrating the return of AMC's Mad Men on Sunday with a Mad Men-themed issue with a retro cover and loads of retro…

How an Obscure War Poster Lost for 60 Years Became a Modern-Day Sensation

The story of 'Keep calm and carry on'

The origin of the phrase "Keep calm and carry on" and its place in popular culture is traced in Temujin Doran's short film below, which has garnered almost a million…

Google Takes 4 Classic Ads and Reimagines Them for the Web

Original creatives take part in Project Re: Brief

Through an initiative called Project Re: Brief, Google is updating four classic ad campaigns, enlisting agency folks who created the original work and adding interactive and social elements via cutting-edge…

Great Movie Posters Reimagine Modern Films With Vintage Casts

Delightful series from Peter Stults

This great poster series by designer Peter Stults imagines modern Hollywood hits with classic casts from bygone eras. The effect is frequently dizzying and delightful, a potent pop-culture mashup that…

'Blue Busters': Apple's 'Ghostbusters' Spoof From 1984

Internal sales-meeting video surfaces

You want me to watch some company's goofy internal sales-meeting video from 1984 based on Ghostbusters? Thanks, but I'll pass. Wait, it's from Apple? OMG, lemme see! In October of…

Missile Marketing: A Collection of Cold War Rocket Ads

Flying death machines were all the rage

U.S. military rockets aren't really the kind of thing you'd expect to be sold through advertising. (I mean, don't they really only have one buyer?) So it's worth taking a…

1951 Shoe Ad: 'Can't Tell Mothers From Daughters'

This was apparently flattering

Here's a nice find from Vintage Ads on Tumblr, harkening back to an age when the idea of mothers and daughters dressing alike wasn't a disturbing prospect for both parties.…

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