It’s Still Good: Expired Ads to Eat Up

Watching Doug Pray’s documentary Art & Copy spurred my current musing on the creative behind vintage ads. With their colorful illustrations and sing-song copy, these food brand ads boast a yesteryear charm I definitely want seconds of.

I became instantly fascinated upon finding these full-color ads in a thrifted Look Magazine from 1961. Known for helping kick-start a young Stanley Kubrick’s career after he sold a series of photographs to the publication, Look continued to visually please its audience with brilliant imagery – even in its ads – until it ceased publication in 1971. Proof that ‘spam’ can, sometimes, be a good thing? You tell us.

Laura Vrcek

About Laura

With a passion for events, interviews, and her pet aloe plants, Laura strives to live in a world where writing poetry evokes celebrity status. When she's not planning her apartment's next face-lift, she's either befriending strangers or admiring maps. She has an MFA in Creative Writing, is a member of ModCloth's Charitable Giving Committee, and is an avid appreciator of funky hairstyles and too-hot sauces.

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2 Responses to It’s Still Good: Expired Ads to Eat Up

  1. Ali of Spinner's End 08/02/2011 at 7:27 am #

    My favorite part about old ads like this is the typeface they choose!

  2. Erin 08/02/2011 at 1:19 pm #

    In my art class, we had to cut up vintage National Geographics from the sixties and seventies. There were always these beautiful colorful ads for vacations to exotic places! I really hated cutting up those magazines.

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