Monday, March 08, 2010

More Ads

Sorry, if you are getting bored with these, but I am collecting them for my own reference...
The sheer beauty of the logic and clarity of them fascinates me.








If you do wanna see more, here's where I am stealing most of them from:


http://www.ecrater.com/product.php?pid=4789271


And here's some more thanks to Smax!
http://indubeed.blogspot.com/2010/03/blog-post.html

26 comments:

Jessica said...

Nice!

Since you're researching, this is also a good site for ads and you can browse by ad subject, then decade and also by color:

Vintage Ad Browser

JohnK said...

Thanks!

Christine Gerardi said...

I'm not bored with these, I love them!

Niki said...

I like "ever meet a Wynner" and the dude with the giant feet.

Smax said...

hello mr.K i found a bunch of old news weeks from 49 and 50 and took all the advertisements out and scanned some if you want to see?

i have more too if you want me to scan them for you

RooniMan said...

Keep 'em coming!

Kassi said...

LOVE that giant boot ad! What a hoot!

Iron maiden said...

hey john a bit off topic but
I was watching a movie from a diffrent country
and I found this comment that someone posted

"bollywood cannot compete with hollywood in animated movies..Its because hollywood is seen by audience who pay more(bollywood is watched by more ppl but they pay less)..Hence hollywood spends more on creates high quality.."

I was wondering what do you think of this comment ,do you agree?

richfeet said...

thanks for posting these Mr K.

i am doing commercial art and

these are good examples of graphic

design.

Smax said...

i titled that sun of a gun

JohnK said...

Done!

Mykal said...

John: Not bored. Thrilled. the Campbells' soup ad is my favorite. Not sure why. Symmetry? Pretty blue notes? I am sure you could tell me why. -- Mykal

Sudeepta said...

Its a very nice post thanks for posting.
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SandraRivas said...

I'll be damned if I'm bored by these amazing ads.

Beebo said...

I think that a large part of what gives them that subtle, charming appeal is that they were cut, laid out and pasted together BY HAND, rather than set up in a computer. This is particularly evident in the typesetting, you just can't get the flair of the human hand with all its character and imperfections with the mechanical precision of a computer.

K. Nacht said...

Skwishey's, Phud, and Bupgoo!

I wannit, I wannit, I wannnn--iiitt!!

Craig said...

Look at these:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/03/09/science/space/20100309_SPACE.html?scp=1&sq=madison%20ave%20moon%20shots&st=cse

bzak said...

Howdy,

Just found your amazing blog. Thank you.

The great thing about these vintage ads is the amount of copy. The target group (18-25) of today can't be bothered with all that reading. Back then, books were still a big part of one's entertainment. Except for the drug ads with the 3 pages of dense copy you need a microscope to read, most adverts these days are a slogan and a picture.

Brian James Riedel

champloo said...

Hi Jhon, I think is time to use the magic of tecnology to tell you how freaking much yo did for me without actually knowing that.
When i was a kid, Ren & Stimpy came to Argentina and my mother did not allowed me to watch hem, because they were something like "disguisting".
One day, i don't know why, she did. The episode was "Dog show" and it was he only episode i could watch when i was a little kid.
The following 6 years i was drawing butts almost averywhere, and that may sound stupid, but it was my first step to my strange way to learn not only how to draw, but also how to make a planning before i start any drawing.
Now i make underground zines, and short films; and your stuff is still being one of my first influences at the time of image composition. While some people who don't pay attention to this stuff because they are "only butts and farts" or just because they are "kids cartoons" (that was only sarcasm), i see the whole work and planning behind almost every scene, and i have to say that everytime i found things i haven't seen before, and that makes you (and your crew) only greater.
Well, that's all i have to say, it would be a pleasure to know you actually rode this bunch of crap.

Nico sucio.

PD: Sorry 'bout my english, i know is not perfect.

Smax said...

i scanned some more of those advertisements

i might go back to the barn i found them in and see if i can find more

Tony DiStefano said...

Great stuff.I grew up in the same erea.Could you post some Dan Gordans work from H and B?

rodineisilveira said...

Johnny K.,

The Dr. Pepper soft drink, nowadays, belongs to Coca-Cola.

Zoran Taylor said...

Mr. Cleenie really reminds me of the horse that turns into Eddie Cantor in Farm Frolics.

rodineisilveira said...

Johnny K.,

Why don't you include on your blog, the old-school ads from Coca-Cola (http://coca-cola.com), specially, those ones illustrated by the Swedish illustrator Haddon Sundblom, which are wonderful?

Hayden Currie said...

These aren't boring at all. Cartoons, advertisement and products from this peiod have such nice colours. Why? The products sold to people say a lot about their country I think, and $1 down on guns and Wolverine man's absurdly big boot about describe where most American's taxes go. This is a bit tangental, but you may find it interesting if you haven't seen it already: A BBC series by Adam Curtis (who's other series are all great by the way) on the rise of psychoanalysis and mass-consumer society (for instance Freud's nephew started the business of public relations in the US): http://video.google.com/videosearch?hl=en&source=hp&q=century+of+the+self&oq=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&ei=y-CWS8-GHInYtgPc4uA_&sa=X&oi=video_result_group&ct=title&resnum=5&ved=0CCMQqwQwBA#

Oscar Grillo said...

I had hang some illustrations from the period here:
http://oscartoons.blogspot.com/2006/05/50s-scrapbook.html
They come from a 50's scrapbook that I bought for few pennies in a flea market.