I think we all remember those old tobacco ads of Marlboro or Lucky Strike – they portrayed masculinity at the highest level. Vintage ads are a great source of inspiration, as the general tendency is to go back in history and take the best features from those times – color schemes, designs, concepts – and use them in our design projects to create a real looking vintage or retro design.
I think I should add that by inspirational I mean colors, fonts, color schemes and aspects related to design in general, and not the idea or message of the ad (in those days, they used babies, doctors and presidents in tobacco ads and this is unacceptable in these days).
Today we’ll enjoy looking at some really old, but inspirational tobacco ads.
Which ad is your favorite?