I love vintage ads, there’s something magical about their designs. Maybe its just a feeling they give off. A feeling of a world long gone by. Perhaps a reminder of more innocent times when looked upon from our modern day viewpoint. Nostalgia can bring up powerful emotions.
Perhaps they remind us of childhood memories. Ok sure, we weren’t even around in those bygone days, but the ads can easily remind us of childhood toys for example. Perhaps opening their wrappings, opening Christmas presents … magical memories of a festive season, family and friends.
Vintage Ads Style
I think its to do with the style of artwork, the colors, the ‘olde world’ vibe that’s built in to them. I suppose when kids today see something like these they might just go ‘meh where’s my iPhone’ ;).
But as someone who is interested in Art and Graphics, they give me a sense of wonder. Maybe its the child bit still living inside me.
Vintage Ads Examples
Have a look at some of these crazy Vintage Ads examples, its like a different planet lol. You can see them at: http://www.artographico.com/vintage-ads/ – pass me the ‘Kemp’s Vegetable Pastilles‘ please ha-ha. Wow scary stuff, hard to believe that …
Vintage Ads #1 – ‘Adams’ Patent Coal Sifter’ – get your coal sorted willya
Vintage Ads #2 – ‘Kemp’s Vegetable Pastilles’ – yup, hard to believe this one
Vintage Ads #3 – ‘Weik’s Life Preserver Cookbooks’ – live long and stuff your face
Vintage Ads #4 -‘Thaddeus Davids & Cos. Writing Inks’ – something sane for once
Vintage Ads #5 – ‘Appletons’ Railway’ – love this, its on TV right now
Vintage Ads Youtube Video – Vintage Ads meets Youtube
Vintage Ads – Infographic / Artographic – You can embed this on your website