Thursday, July 22, 2010

Retro Torturous Pun-Vertising.

(click ad, from 1943, via) During WWII, advertisers tried to balance their sell messages with some rah-rah propaganda. Here, Seagram's awkwardly inserts a Hitler caricature ("the sabo-termite") into an ad about the smoothness of their Five Crown whiskey. Ouch, that headline. Ken Cole, did you write that in your previous life? Previously in: Torturous Pun-Vertising.


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