Modern Vintage Ads

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9 comments to Modern Vintage Ads

  • peppergrass

    These are so clever – I wish I had such mad Photoshop skilz!

  • Kelley

    This is really sad. Vintage ads were so beautiful and awesome because they were advertising products used way back in the day. By modifying them so that they advertised modern technology, it destroys the beauty of the ads completely.

    Going into more detail, I feel sorry for people who use Kindle to read books. They choose Kindle over appreciating reading an actual book. I think in order to experience the joys that you can get from reading, physically turning the paper pages and holding it on your lap is necessary. The cover of a book, the size of a book, the way the pages smell, the font type and size, and the structure of the words on paper say a lot about the book itself. That is all lost with Kindle.

    Also, facebook is incredulously horrible. Make a facebook, because everyone else has one! Read up about what everyone is doing with their lives and stalk their pictures while you’re at it! Give away your personal info and daily doings with status updates! It’s so horrible and disgusting. What happened to snail mail and telephone calls from the house land line? I understand the evolution of technology and what it offers us in this day and age, but facebook is an invasion of privacy and people have become so concerned about OTHER people and what they look like/what they do that they forget about their own self.

    Also, these mindless diversions, the Wii and Guitar Hero… people back in the day created their own entertainment by playing board games, and actually sitting down and conversing with each other without a television in front of them. Kids played tag and hide-and-seek and other outside games with the neighbors. Kids nowadays sit in front of the television and play video games that are not in the least bit intellectually stimulating. It’s so sickening.

    I’m 19 years old and I would give ANYTHING to be born in a now “vintage” era. Technology may have made everything simpler but it sure did take away the simple things in life.

  • Paula

    Kelley- it is refreshing to hear what you have to say. You are wise beyond your years!

  • Phil Woodford

    Believe me, ‘vintage’ wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, Kelly.

    Phil, aged 42

  • Guy

    Oh Kelley, get a sense of humour.
    These are elaborate jokes and they have been beautifully made by clever people.
    That doesn’t mean you have to like them, but if you don’t like people wasting their time on computers, TV and computer games, what are you doing looking at this site on a computer in the first place? Go and read a book.
    There are more books out there than at any point in history!
    And would you really rather be born in an era with higher infant mortality, in which racial and sexist prejudices were even more entrenched, in which women were condemned to a life of drudgery and child-bearing?
    Ours is not a perfect era, but none is. f you were living in the good old days, you’d find out soon enough that not everything about them was good,

  • Hmm...

    Kelley, I really don’t like you.

  • July


    There are is more to the 1950′s than what is assumed, for one there was rampant racism and homophobia, but I understand what you are meaning, “The American Dream” it was marvelous time where everyone could have a dream and have it come true where you lived in the same town all your life and watched your children grow up, watched their faces as they opened their christmas presents of the first snow of winter and getting a puppy for their birthdays, it would be a wonderful thing to live then, all excluding the homophobia and the racism and the abuse of native peoples.

    Yours Truly

    July, 25

  • Wayne


    no one is forcing you to live this life of modern technology… do you have a cell phone? do you have gaming systems? do you have a Kindle? if you do, it’s your choice… I choose not to have any of those things so I don’t…

    if “modern” life bothers you so much, you can find yourself a “simple living” religious or spiritual, or if you’re not so inclined, a secular, even neo-Luddite, community to live in…

    so why don’t you put your money where your mouth is and give it all up? — yeah, I thought so…

  • Andy

    “Nintendo of America”. Tut tut…

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