20 Bizarre (And Offensive) Vintage Ads

March 21, 2014

While many ad campaigns of days past may have been ill-conceived and oddly executed, they still manage to capture our current attentions with their wacky (though often misogynistic) imagery. These advertisements make apparent how far we’ve come in regard to scientific discovery and gender equality, and yet serve as a stark reminder of the thinking that has helped shape our culture for centuries.

These ads may have seemed like fabulous designs at the time, but the ones below clearly show us that some ideas –and products- should rightfully stay in the past. Whether you file these under hilarious, creepy, or just plain, old-fashioned bad ideas, here are 20 bizarre items from the world of questionable ad choices:

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Vintage Ads Cellophane Baby

Source: Daily Mail

Motorola Ad

Source: Blogspot

Bizarre Vintage Ads Pig

Source: Bored Panda

Baby Razor

Source: Bored Panda

Kill A Woman

Source: Bored Panda

Vintage Ads Carrington

Source: Buzzfeed

Cocaine Drops

Source: Xaxor

Bizarre Vintage Ads Daisy Gun

Source: Offbeat Earth

Revolver

Source: Xaxor

Bizarre Vintage Ads Jolting Chair

Source: Zion's Trumpet

Bizarre Vintage Ads Pain Cure

Source: Blogspot

Bizarre Ads Sunnybrook

Source: Buzzfeed

Bizarre Vintage Ads Violet Rayas

Source: Blogspot

Jane Perkins’ Remarkable Recycled Art

March 20, 2014
Jane Perkins Red Hood

Source: Juxtapoz

Before tackling plastic as a preferred medium, artist Jane Perkins worked in textiles, and wrote her thesis on Art and Design from Recycled Materials. Several years of hard work and 40 exhibitions later, Perkins has settled into her signature “Plastic Classics” style: re-working portraits and artwork in one of the most ingenious recycling methods we’ve seen yet. Without adding any additional color to her pieces, she uses found objects to bring to life the subjects of her artistry, each of which can take weeks to complete. These images present themselves and should be viewed in two different ways. From a distance, one can easily recognize the person or subject matter. But once the viewer steps closer, the artwork loses its mimetic properties and becomes an abstract arrangement of found objects.

Jane Perkins Sunflowers

Source: Juxtapoz

Jane Perkins Einstein

Source: Juxtapoz

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Why You Should Care About California’s Drought

March 18, 2014

Crops In California

More than a quarter of California falls under “exceptional drought status”, which is the most severe category in which a drought may be classified. Think that the effects of the weather will be confined within state borders? Think again. The drought will hit you in the form of a heightened grocery tab.

The 3 Worst Jobs In The World

March 18, 2014

It’s a tough market out there for the job seeker. Few places are hiring, and the ones that are usually don’t pay what we’d like. The general consensus is that if you’re lucky enough to have a job, well, you’re lucky enough. For all of that, people still complain about their work every day. In fact, it’s probably the first thing you do when you get home in the evening. If you’re feeling down on your chosen career path, or if you’re just looking for a little pick-me-up by way of negative object lesson, here are the three worst jobs people are doing right now. And yes, they’re hiring.

Worst Jobs: Personal Assistant

Worst Jobs Personal Assistant

Source: Flickr

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Chineasy, Breaking Down The Great Wall Of Language

March 16, 2014
Fire

Source: Chineasy

Whether we’re on vacation or venturing to far flung islands in search of adventure and cultural enlightenment, language barriers can put more of a damper on a trip than inclement weather. To many who use Latin-based alphabets in their daily linguistic exchanges, the Chinese language often presents itself as a formidable challenge. Recognizing that, one pioneering London-based language teacher is attempting to, as she puts it, break down the great wall of language that divides the East and West.

Jade

Source: Chineasy

Moon

Source: Chineasy

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The Science Of Spiciness

March 15, 2014

Rose Eveleth explains the history and science behind spicy foods, and why Sriracha sauce is heaven for some and gustatory hell for others.