Posts Tagged: 70s ads

Yardley Introduces Oatmeal Beauty Soap 1974

With a back-to-nature flair, Yardley of London introduced their Oatmeal Beauty Soap in 1974. At this point Yardley was phasing out their much-celebrated cosmetics line and going back to their origins of selling soap (English Lavender, anyone?). You can’t get any more crunchy hippie than this ad, at least by Yardley of London standards. Just… Read more »

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 »