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Topic: Vintage

Don't smoke, you dirty, lazy, disgusting fool

I say, old bean, adjust your monocle toward this corking anti-tobacco billboard from 1915. Erected in Zion, Ill., it puts even the bluntest "Truth" ads to shame by questioning…

Rich Wanket isn't jerking around in realty ad

This realtor ad from Rich Will Wanket (his real name—you can check his birth certificate) looks pretty old. But it's unlikely it's been surpassed in the intervening years by…

Fake retro-Japanese ad sells 'Star Wars' toy

Lovers of old commercials will enjoy this brand-new yet impressively retro-Japanese-style spot for the 2-foot-tall collectible Star Wars figure Stormtrooper Super Shogun. Resplendent with laser blasts, sparkler effects and…

Social-media sites get vintage ad treatment

You've gotta love these vintage-style ads for social-media sites, such as "Twitter: The sublime, mighty community with just 140 letters!" Check out four full-size executions here. While it might…

Mello Yello quite happy to be a '70s burnout

Dusting off an old—pardon me, retro—logo is a popular answer to sagging brand recognition, but can it work if the brand has all but fallen off the face of…

Vintage ads capture VCRs in all their glory

Remember when VCRs were the centerpiece of home-theater technology? Of course not, because the continents hadn't broken apart yet. Good thing we can learn about those primitive times with…

Orson Welles drunk in commercial outtakes

Here's some amusingly awkward footage of Orson Welles on the set of a commercial for Paul Masson wines. If nothing else, you can't fault him for not doing extensive…

'Toy Story 3' bear gets fake '80s commercial

Pixar has made the jarringly accurate fake commercial below, purportedly from 1983, for Lots-o'-Huggin' Bear, one of the toys that appears in the upcoming Toy Story 3. The attention…

Obama advisers mix up their aftershave ads

"You could see it in their faces," he said. "It was kind of like that Old Spice ad where the guy smacked himself on the cheeks and said, 'Wow, that…

10 best celebrity computer ads of the 1980s

When geek-culture blog Topless Robot dug up the Prime Computer ads above, from 1980, featuring Tom Baker's classic incarnation of Dr. Who (and his equally classic sidekick, Lalla Ward as…

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