Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Ads That Would Never Be Allowed Today


Courtesy of OWNI.eu,  48 ads that are so ridiculous it's hard to believe they were actually used.  I don't think we'll be seeing these on "Mad Men" anytime soon.

Trust me, you really need to see these.  They might be offensive if they weren't so absurd.

Apparently the key to defeating Germany in World War II was the ability to heed warnings like this and stay away from venereal disease.

And women better not messed your postage because Pitney-Bowes stresses dire consequences if they do.

Being an advertising man must have been easy back then.  No subtext, just slap some blatant sexism or racism on a campaign and you're done.

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