Posts Tagged: 70s ads

The Ultra Brite Love-Bug – Vintage 1975

In 1971, LA based advertising consultant Charles E. Bird started a company called Beetleboards. It was a way for college students to advertise and make money ($20 per month) by driving around with groovy graphic ads on the sides of their VW Beetles. This continued throughout the ’70s, but fizzled out by the ’80s. Which… Read more »

The Boho Folkloric Yardley of 1971

Yardley of London always seemed to be spot-on with trends in the late ’60s and into the early ’70s. Their late ’60s advertising tended to be either London Mod or Ethereal Romantic, and featured gorgeous ‘Yardley Girl’ models Jean Shrimpton, Olivia Hussey, and Patsy Sullivan. By the early ’70s, Yardley took on a more Folklorical… Read more »

There Were Colorful Nails in 1973 Too!

With all the wildly different nail polish colors of today, it’s easy to think that it is only a current thing. But this Max Factor Nail Confections ad from 1973 tells a different story; that all the nail polish colors of the rainbow were available then. Even black! Which I thought came about during the… Read more »