I’ve always been somewhat inspired by advertising. I’ve done a bit of marketing work in my day (in games), but I’ve always had a weird side obsession with ads and how they affect people ever since taking one of those “new media” courses in high school. I love Mad Men, not only because it’s just an awesome show but because it shows the graphic designers in their element. I still remember the very first episode of Six Feet Under, there was an ad for embalming fluid which for some reason I thought was hilarious at the time (NSFW?).

The best ads though, are those vintage ads from eras gone by that advertise things we would never imagine advertising today.

There’s a nice line up of good ones here, but I thought I’d share with you some of my favourites. Enjoy!