Thursday, August 11, 2011

The most magnificent beer ad ever.

(click ad) For Sakura beer, from 1924. Found here. That's how to do a product hero ad. Translation? Previously: the most magnificent cigarette ad ever (also via Japan).


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bit to the right of the elephant just says "Sakura Beer." No idea about the bottom part.

9:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i bet it tasted good, too! not like that generic fizz water that is foisted and hoisted now...


10:13 AM  
Blogger Bethy said...

Interesting---using a beer named for the dainty sakura (cherry) tree--with cherry blossom symbol & a not so dainty beast. It's beautiful in its' way. Sadly, Japanese is beyond me... but am curious as to what it says myself.

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The elephant's trunk draped around the bottle resembles a different kind of trunk, no?

10:53 AM  
Blogger copyranter said...

Perv...yes it does.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous HelloMatthew said...

Vertical copy:
Sakura Beer - Sakura means cherry blossom

Empire Brewery co, ltd.

Thank you Jr. Japanese Designer.

11:12 AM  
Anonymous Eng 203 said...

I'm glad the words magnificent is still in use. These days things are mostly cool or epic.

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Vinnie said...

Great find, Mark.

I love vintage Japanese ads. There is a blog with well over 5000 such ads. It's in Japanese so you may want to use Google Translate.

And here's a small selection of ads from that blog.

11:35 AM  

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