Category: vintage advertising

thegikitiki: They’re More Than Shoes…    Hush…

thegikitiki:

They’re More Than Shoes…

   Hush Puppies Shoes, 1971

These looked even more awesome in real life. I had that pair in the middle, perhaps the one entirely on-point fashion decision in my entire life.

There’s Old Wave. There’s New Wave. And there’…

There’s Old Wave. There’s New Wave. And there’s David Bowie.

Top, an ad for the album Low. Bottom, the back of the sleeve for the “Beauty And The Beast” single from Heroesboth from 1977.

Hendrix is Taking Hold! Another Chart Imperati…

Hendrix is Taking Hold! Another Chart Imperative! 1967 ad for “Purple Haze”

”There’s a whole new way of seeing. And there’…

”There’s a whole new way of seeing. And there’s a whole new way of looking, too.” Maverick Jeans ad, Seventeen Magazine Feb 71. $6-7 a pair! via

1971 ad for the EMS Synthi. Funny, I was just …

1971 ad for the EMS Synthi. Funny, I was just thinking about how much nuns love synthesizers, and hoping the new pope could maybe hook ‘em up. 

Billboard for Paul McCartney’s first solo albu…

Billboard for Paul McCartney’s first solo album atop Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip. (my edit – click to see larger!) The Linda Ronstadt and Goose Creek Symphony gig on the marquee was April 29-May 3, 1970 (date here), so this was clearly sometime around then.

thegikitiki: Freeman Men’s Shoes, 1970 All it …

thegikitiki:

Freeman Men’s Shoes, 1970

All it takes is a little guts and two kinds of polish.

1972 ad for Lou Reed’s first solo album, which…

1972 ad for Lou Reed’s first solo album, which he began recording in 1971, via Lou’s Facebook

he Who, 1971: Who’s Next cover shoot with Keit…

he Who, 1971: Who’s Next cover shoot with Keith Moon, by Ethan Russell. Keith in lingerie was obviously abandoned for the cover, but was featured prominently in advertising.

“MAGNIFICENT OUTRAGE” That’s what they’re sayi…

“MAGNIFICENT OUTRAGE” That’s what they’re saying about David Bowie. Ad for his 1971 album, Hunky Dory.