Posts Tagged: consumers

1970 hippy girl with jewelry

The Mad Men of Madison Avenue Get Real

Like many parents in 1970, the gulf between Mad Men’s rebellious Sally Draper and her uptight and out of touch parents has grown as wide as the Grand Canyon, that great natural chasm  that Sally might visit on her summer

1970 hippy girl with jewelry

The Mad Men of Madison Avenue Get Real

Like many parents in 1970, the gulf between Mad Men’s rebellious Sally Draper and her uptight and out of touch parents has grown as wide as the Grand Canyon, that great natural chasm  that Sally might visit on her summer

illustration of boy and watch

Watch Out Apple

 The perfect gift for the 99% who don’t want to wait up to 3 months to shell out 17 thousand dollars for an Apple watch. For under 3 bucks,  you could be the envy of others “the leader of the

illustration of boy and watch

Watch Out Apple

 The perfect gift for the 99% who don’t want to wait up to 3 months to shell out 17 thousand dollars for an Apple watch. For under 3 bucks,  you could be the envy of others “the leader of the

vintage photo couple and Xmas gift mixer

Guaranteed Gal Pleasing Xmas Presents

The Thrill is Gone Now that Christmas is over…let the returns and regifting begin! Just when you thought the holiday shopping frenzy was over it starts all over again as the glut of unwanted gifts get returned. It’s Just What

vintage photo couple and Xmas gift mixer

Guaranteed Gal Pleasing Xmas Presents

The Thrill is Gone Now that Christmas is over…let the returns and regifting begin! Just when you thought the holiday shopping frenzy was over it starts all over again as the glut of unwanted gifts get returned. It’s Just What

vintage illustration small businessman

In Praise of the Small Businessman

We are watching the death of small business in America. As people trample over one another to get deals in giant corporate big box stores on Black Friday they are also trampling over small businesses. It’s no small thing. We

vintage illustration small businessman

In Praise of the Small Businessman

We are watching the death of small business in America. As people trample over one another to get deals in giant corporate big box stores on Black Friday they are also trampling over small businesses. It’s no small thing. We

Vintage Packard Car Ad 1937

Envy and the American Dream

Screen Envy Happy days are here again… the new iPhone is out! An uncharacteristic hush descended on my local Starbucks today as a wave of envy swept through the coffee-house. As if in unison, covetous coffee drinkers looked up from

Vintage Packard Car Ad 1937

Envy and the American Dream

Screen Envy Happy days are here again… the new iPhone is out! An uncharacteristic hush descended on my local Starbucks today as a wave of envy swept through the coffee-house. As if in unison, covetous coffee drinkers looked up from

vintage illustration man with crown

A Retro Fathers Day Fit for a King

Once upon a time, but not too long ago, all Dads were king. Not only for a measly third Sunday in June, but to believe the mid-century American advertiser, the head of the household was the sovereign ruler of his

vintage illustration man with crown

A Retro Fathers Day Fit for a King

Once upon a time, but not too long ago, all Dads were king. Not only for a measly third Sunday in June, but to believe the mid-century American advertiser, the head of the household was the sovereign ruler of his

Vintage Illustration Girl

The Great American Slip Up

Americans seem to love the opportunity to embarrass themselves…almost as much as we love to watch ‘em. And if there is money involved so much the better. Between the internet and reality TV the possibilities for voluntary public humiliation are

Vintage Illustration Girl

The Great American Slip Up

Americans seem to love the opportunity to embarrass themselves…almost as much as we love to watch ‘em. And if there is money involved so much the better. Between the internet and reality TV the possibilities for voluntary public humiliation are

illustration family shopping

Ready, Set, Shop!

The great American competitive sport of bargain hunting is upon us. Gobbling down that last morsel of pumpkin pie, serious competitor started their shopping earlier than ever. This year, Thursday was the new Black Friday As shopper battle it out

illustration family shopping

Ready, Set, Shop!

The great American competitive sport of bargain hunting is upon us. Gobbling down that last morsel of pumpkin pie, serious competitor started their shopping earlier than ever. This year, Thursday was the new Black Friday As shopper battle it out

vintage illustration future communications 1946

Back To The Future Pt II Retro Tech

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2013 getting under way today, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post war years.

vintage illustration future communications 1946

Back To The Future Pt II Retro Tech

While thousands of new products and technologies will be shown off at the annual Consumer Electronics Show 2013 getting under way today, I take a look back at the future technological wonders we dreamed about for the post war years.

vintage illustration ad 46 man

Back To The Future

A better life in the future is in effect the promise made by all advertising. Beginning in the dark days of the Depression and accelerated during the War years, many American business adopted the future as an explicit leitmotif in

vintage illustration ad 46 man

Back To The Future

A better life in the future is in effect the promise made by all advertising. Beginning in the dark days of the Depression and accelerated during the War years, many American business adopted the future as an explicit leitmotif in