Topic: Vintage

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.…

Twitter Feed Revives Odd Ads of Yesteryear

Quackery reigns in gems from U.K. archive

If you like odd bits of advertising ephemera, you'll probably enjoy a new Twitter feed called @AdsOfYore. Culled from the U.K.'s Birmingham Archives and Heritage, the account features real ad…

Watch Patrick Swayze's 1979 Pabst Blue Ribbon Ad in Glorious HD Quality

An old classic gets a serious makeover

Here's a really wonderful old Pabst Blue Ribbon commercial from 1979, featuring the late Patrick Swayze, then in his late 20s, hitting the dance floor with a pretty young thing—then…