The Good, the AD and the Ugly : The Lost Art of Advertising
The Good, the AD and the Ugly
There was a time when advertising was different. It was different because it knew very few boundaries. It was different because there were no computers and no photoshop. It was different because even words and their meanings were not yet offensive. If you know these ads, you’re already smiling. If not, let’s have a look. Warning: times have changed, and nowhere is it more evident than here!
The artistry involved in so many of these ad campaigns was nothing less than excellent. With bright colors and a unique style, artists painted everything from the atomic housewife to the glorious automobile. Everyone was happy. Everyone was stylish, Everyone was, well, perfect – not unlike today’s media. But looking back, everyone – at least in the ad world – was different. Some of these ads are laughter-inducing portrayals of “modern life”, and some are downright bizarre. I’ll let the ads speak for themselves. (Captions included) Enjoy!
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