Vintage Christmas Ads For Avon Cosmetics From The 1960s

These Christmas adverts for Avon cosmetics date from 1963-69. As was common for the time in America, photo shoots were taken using white models and black models separately using the same sets and similar poses. Continue reading »

Traveller’s Joy – The Key To The Countryside – Beautiful Shell Adverts From The Mid-1950s

From the 1920s and into the 1950s the Shell Oil Company produced some wonderful advertising posters and some said, the most beautiful the country has ever seen.


1954: Arranged and painted by Edith and Rowland Hilder

Looking at these examples from the mid-fifties it’s difficult to argue. It was a different time and the adverts, mostly shown in up-market magazines such as Country Life, show us a view of Britain as a lost rural idyl while, somewhat ironically, promoting not only petrol and oil but motoring in general and where it could take you. It was only Shell petrol and diesel that could give you the exhilarating pleasure and joyous freedom of the countryside. Continue reading »

Everything Rust On This Poster In 30 Days… Except The Product

Austrian manufacturer Tyrolit showcases the extreme durability and high performance of its product with a mysterious metal billboard. Executed in collaboration with ad agency Heimat Wien Austria, the marketing technique is meant to draw consumer attention to Tyrolit’s Iceline knives. Continue reading »

This Ad Agency Uses Iconic Figures To Present Their Message In A Creative Way

Making a creative advertisement has never been an easy task, but nowadays when people are as ever resilient to the efforts of ad agencies, capturing the attention of the target audience has become a tad more challenging. Continue reading »

Polish Artist Designs Shoсking Ads Of Major Companies That Show The Harsh Reality

According to Igor Dobrowolski: “My name is Igor Dobrowolski and I’m a Polish artist. Recently, I designed my own version of the real advertisement. Corporations like Nestlé and Unilever profit wildly from single-use plastic packaging while peddling the myth of recycling as a solution. But anyone who has thought seriously about the issue can see that recycling could never handle the amount of plastic surrounding our everyday life.” Continue reading »

Fantastic Digital Art & Photo Manipulations By Cristian Girotto

Cristian Girotto is an italian digital artist born in 1979. He started as graphic designer in Turin, then moved in Paris in 2007 and focused on Photoshop as creative retoucher for the advertising industry. In 2012 he decided to learn 3D softwares and add new skills to his toolset to be able to work more indipendently as a whole creative figure. His most successfull personal project is ‘L’enfant exterieur’. He’s been nominated two times one of the best 200 Digital Artists worldwide by Lürzer’s Archive. Continue reading »

Amazing Funny, Creative And Striking Photo Works By Mark Engelen

Mark Engelen, a Rotterdam based sports, commercial, cultural & portrait photographer. His subject: people, mostly in largely scaled, staged settings. His work is best to be described as fashionable, staged, theatrical portrait photography. His spearheads are sports marketing photography and photographing known figures for marketing purposes. Continue reading »

“Don’t Let Traffic Change You”: Brilliant Ad Posters To Avoid Road Rage

With the concept ‘Don’t let traffic change you’, the ads created for Detran/RN (Rio Grande do Norte’s Traffic Department), represent, by a metaphoric way, the drivers’ changing of behaviour on their majority, when they enter a vehicle. Continue reading »

The Milk Books Are Improving The Country’s Literacy With Stories Printed On Milk Packaging

Futura DDB Ljubljana and Spar Slovenia launched a new type of book that every household in Slovenia would read – a story printed on the milk packaging, with the intention to remind and encourage the residents to read more. The latest research from OECD discovered that Slovenia scored below average in literacy in comparison to other European countries (according to PIAAC Survey of Adult Skills in Slovenia 2016, OECD), as one out of every four Slovenians had issues with basic literacy. Continue reading »

Famous Music Hits Turned Into Vintage Ad Posters

David Redon wanted to take music hits and treat them like they were vintage ads, that the artist was the product and the title was the baseline. We can highlight the fact that David Redon adapted wonderfully every visual code of the first printed ads. Continue reading »

“Say No More”: We Can’t Quite See McDonald’s Latest Campaign, But We’re Lovin’ It

Don’t worry, you’re not losing your sight. And there’s nothing wrong with your screen, either. These McDonald’s adverts currently on display in Puerto Rico are deliberately blurry. However, we bet you know exactly which fast food items they’re advertising. Continue reading »

This Is An Ad For Men: Hire More Women In Leadership Roles

The sad truth about gender equality in Germany: Men dominate the management and executive boards – with 91.4%. Time to prove that women belong in leadership too. Based on a data project, L’Oreal Paris collected and analyzed several studies and data sets with results that led to the first cosmetic advertising for men. Continue reading »

Yarnvertising: DIY Fashion Adverts Of The 1970s

People don’t appreciate these days the level of DIY fashion in the 1960s and 1970s. Women back then knew how to sew and magically make stuff out of balls of yarn – it was almost a required skill. Then, seemingly overnight, it became a lost art… Continue reading »

German Government Spends $450,000 On A Bold Cycling Safety Campaign, But Not Everyone Likes It

$450,000. That’s how much the German transport ministry is reported to have spent on a bold cycling safety campaign. The ads from the country’s transport ministry carry the slogan “Looks like shit. But saves my life.” One of the biggest names in the advert is Alicija Köhler, a competitor in the gameshow Germany’s Next Topmodel. Like the other models, she’s wearing only a colored helmet and a lacy bra. And that is the main reason why some have been criticizing the entire campaign. Continue reading »

Budweiser Adapts Its Sexist Ads From The 50s And 60s To 2019

In honor of the International Women’s Day, Budweiser, in collaboration with VaynerMedia, decided to revisit some of their some of their advertisements from the past era, that had some rather sexist remarks. The ads implied that anything women did was supposed to please men, with little attention to themselves. However, thanks to the efforts of feminists everywhere, that is no longer the case and women are free to be themselves without looking for male approval – and Budweiser decided to showcase just that. Continue reading »