Posts tagged with ‘advertising’

The Olympics is a delightful oasis of non-corporate sport

I’m not being sarcastic; well, not entirely. We’ve had months of angry coverage about the heavy-handed brand management put in place to appease the corporate sponsors of the Olympics: how ATMs at Olympic venues will only accept Visa, and McDonalds have an exclusive right to sell chips in the Olympic Park, and the torch relay […]

Football advertising

As all the sportswear manufacturers unveil their big ad campaigns in the run-up to the World Cup, the one which has been the biggest hit is Nike’s epic Write the Future. And don’t get me wrong, it’s certainly impressive, if only for the sheer amount of money thrown at the screen. And while it’s conceptually […]

Links

::: Early Advertising of the West, 1867-1918 ::: Endless amounts of fascinating ephemera. Check out some of the sample searches on the right. via Coudal, I think. (del.icio.us tags: advertising USA C19th )

Amusing advertisement

I saw this in the cinema the other day when I went to see Helvetica, and I thought it was worth sharing:

FSotW: USSR Posters

Flickr set of the week is USSR Posters, an absolutely staggering collection of 1,469 “Russian and/or Soviet propaganda & advert posters [1917-1991]” put on Flickr by bpx. I’ve only had a chance to dip into them, but here’s a few to give you a taste: The same person has an even larger selection of WWII […]