I'm quite fascinated with mid century design, and was chuffed to bits with my recent purchase of the Festival of Britain guide:
I've snapped a handful of the one I like best - some because of the design, some because of the message or style of advertising.
Cigarette advertising is no longer permitted, but just look at some of the messages on these, 'Have a capstan, made to make friends' for example.
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I actually just like this because I studied in Carlisle and often saw the Carrs factory
I love the colour choices in this ad:
Sanderson and Liberty - both still going strong 59 years on:
and this one just makes me laugh - look at the strap line 'the famous comfort-in-action trousers'. SOLD! I must get me some Daks
Imperial leather soap
'The quality toilet soap everyone wants' apparently. This ad must have worked though, because we used to have imperial leather soap at home when I was a kid, and I'm guessing that was because my parents had it when they were kids.
Today this would be considered as racist - back then, it was just the norm: