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For about three years, I took a look at ads from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ’70s and ‘80s, deconstructing them to tease out the cultural/historical/visual influences that may have played a hand in their creation. Nothing too heavy and all in good spirits.

Here’s a selection of posts that’ll give you a good idea of how I write (and think):

 

It happened one ad

 

Revlon goes barbaric


The Owl and the Copycat


Maidenform exposed


The Rise of Lad-vertising


Winston Churchill … copywriter?


Happiness is a warm television

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