Vintage Ads

Translation, Sex Appeal and Innuendo…

“American advertising today has lost some of its edge—not Schick, of course. But a look back at the 40s, 50s, and early 60s shows an innocence and boldness that brings about a good laugh today. I wonder what references in today’s ads will play out in 2030? From sexual innuendos to brash examples of tomfoolery, the following ads are just a sample of the misplaced pun today.”


Griffin Microsheen (1957)

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