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IBM 4431

IBM, advertising for processor 4431, 1979. Unknown artist. USA. Source flickr.

Via Design is fine.

Action Pants

Via How to be a Dapper Gent.

London Transport x Man Ray

Poster by Man Ray for London Transport (1938).

Source: The London Transport Museum.

Via It’s Nice That.

Olivetti Copia

Olivetti Copia

Walter Balmer poster designs for Olivetti, 1968.

Via Design is fine.

Olivetti Summa 19

Poster design by Walter Balmer promoting the Summa 19 calculator, designed by Ettore Sottsass for Olivetti, 1970.

Via Design is fine.

L'Oreal 1950

L’Oreal hair dye ad from 1950.

Via Simple Dreams.

Vintage Beetle ad

45 years ago: when advertising—and humanity—tried harder.

Via this isn’t happiness.

Japanese beetles playing tennis

Japanese beetles playing tennis. Detail from 1958 Shell Chemicals ad.

Via Generic.

This is how to sell LEGO to girls

… or should that be “to the parents of girls”…? But anyway…

A LEGO ad from 1981 with not a pink brick in sight. The only pink in evidence here is the flush of pride in that little girl’s face and that’s just how it should be.

Via @ruth_hunt.

VW dealer ad, 1959

1959 Fleischhauer VW dealer poster ad, Köln, Germany.

Via KitschMyAss.

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