Thursday, September 19, 2013

Junk Love: Lost in Translation

We love vintage advertising, especially if it is very graphic and colorful. But, sometimes we find ads that are real head-scratchers. Sometimes, they are just plain creepy....

Like this little girl. Who does she want to kill? Maybe it's the sandwich, but maybe it's...you.
Or, the weird bald girl selling hairdryers....
Or, we could have the pig who butchers himself. Mmmmm...tasty!
Or the lobsters dining on fresh...lobster.
In all honestly, I kind of like the lobsters. And that pig has a contagious grin. It makes me want bacon. This, however, makes me never want to eat bacon again:
Also, I realize that there was a reason for the propaganda,  but vintage WWII-era ads give me the heebie-jeebies.

I do kind of like the illustrative style, though, and I think that scary propaganda ads would actually be a cool collection. Like the lobsters eating lobster--I kind of want to start collecting masochistic/cannibalistic animal illustrations now. (Note that I said "kind of"....)

But nothing, and I mean NOTHING, is as creepy as this ad (I will leave you to judge the reason for yourself):


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