Vintage Ads: 25 Inspiring Vintage Print Ads

There is something about vintage ads that invoke a sense of nostalgia in us. They make us realize how far we have come in the world of advertising and technology.

All vintage ads reflect how much culture influenced advertising; these days are well and truly gone but the beautiful designs live on.

What is really captivating about these ads is that for many of them there was no Photoshop for retouches and many ads featured illustrations rather than photographs.

Vintage ads are creative and very aesthetically pleasing. They are well shot, have an interesting concept with incredible attention to typography and layout. Some contemporary websites are implementing design features of vintage and retro advertising. The old fashion design trend has become popular and effective in attracting visitors, for example, Target Scope.

Today vintage ads are used to spark inspiration for many designers, so let’s travel back in time and checkout some amazing inspirational vintage ads.

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Inspiring Vintage Ads:

Magnavox Odyssey 2, 1978

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Sony (USA) 1960

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Volkswagen

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Ford fairlane convertible (USA) 1960

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Motorola 1957

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AC Spark Plugs (USA) 1960

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Natural Wonder Nail Polish

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1950s Lipstick Ad

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Fender Telecaster Ad – (1974)

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Roland GR-500 Synthesizer Ad – (1977)

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Taylor Guitar Ad – (1979)

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Lubrication is a matter of timing Time, March 13, 1972

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Winter Warmer Playboy, February 1966

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Good years 1937

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The Secret of Texaco’s Success 1935

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The 1940s-ad for perfume

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The 1940s-ad for hair accessories

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The 1940s-ad for jewels

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The 1940s-ad for perfume

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1963 Lightolier Ad

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Painting by numbers 1967

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Inclement Weather 1963

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50’s Swimsuit Ad Germany

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BC Apples 1950

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Ferrari 1982

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