Electro Motive 1949

 

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  1. This is one of those ads that just makes you say, “huh.” It was all so catchy and innovative and trendy (?), but now it looks old-school and overly formal, wordy, and not-enough-white-spacey. Would love to see the contemporary version of that ad. Though it would have to be about a shaving app you could download so you wouldn’t really even have to shave on your spaceship ride. Or whatever. Love all of your finds, Kerbey 🙂

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    • Yes, you’re right; it would be a shaving app now. I’m always surprised by how “wordy” the old ads are. Many I don’t even post because they are 8-10 paragraphs long, and nobody has that attention span anymore. There was no TV to distract them, so they read. The National Geographic articles are usually like 20-25pp, so that tells you how committed people were to reading.

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