VINTAGE ADS PART ONE: MEAT-CENTRIC.

I am fascinated by vintage advertisements from every era.  Its intriguing to look at ads throughout the ages and see how the style of clothing and even the style of thinking has changed over the decades.  With the popularity of the show Mad Men, we see the creation of advertisements and the motives that advertisers have hiding behind the surface, most of which involves money.  Besides the interesting theories one has about psychology and the hidden agenda ad-men have.  I like to look at the art of the photo or illustration.  Continuing on with my journey to find new (and old) art, I look to past advertisements for my viewing pleasure.

My new series of blog posts dedicated to vintage advertisements, this one is all meat-centric.  As I scoured the internet I noticed the mass amount of meat ads, granted most of them are TV Dinners, Spam and other various canned meats.  I love the illustrations (mostly because its food illustrations) but also because its like a time capsule into what people ate in another era.  Some of the foods look bizarre and unconventional some downright disgusting but thats why I love it.  My favorites ads are from the American Meat Institute.  I do apologize some of these images do not have dates, but by the style we can all kinda take a guess.

This illustration of the Universal Food Chopper is from 1890.  Hmm I wonder what all of this would taste like all ground up together…I’m sure chopped up lobster shell and animal bones would taste delicious!
pig

1964 was the time to get a great deal on a steak dinner, and a time to say    “man alive“.
howard

 I want an America where the bacon is nourishing! (breathing heavily)

bac

1950 was a fine time for bacon illustrations.  Appetizing and adorable.
bacoo

These illustrations are beautiful.  Without all the text (although it is interesting) I would frame this and put it on my wall.

armm

In 1957 cold cuts were in fashion.  In my opinion always in fashion.
meat

 1870’s had some beautiful cross hatch illustrations.

mince

 For several decades Spam and was heavily advertised to housewives to whip up a quick meal.  This ad is from the 1940’s.

spam

 Hamburger patties straight out of a can?  They gave it a shot in 1950.  Looks like it never caught on…I could kinda guess why.

hamb

 Ribs in a can sound disgusting, I wonder what people in the 1960’s thought.

ribs

1951 was a time to say meat is the yardstick of protein.  Fill in the dirty joke here _________.
meatt

This TV dinner is from the 1960’s.  Maybe its the little compartments…but I really think old TV dinners look adorable.  Although I do know they taste pretty gnarly.
ban

I can’t imagine what this 1950’s salisbury steak tastes like…cat food perhaps…not that I ever tasted cat food (sidenote: yes I have).
SAL

Here’s my favorite sausage ad.  Crude, disturbing and somehow super cute.
pigg

I found all of these photos on various websites online.  Though I could not find the artists names, I do salute them and appreciate all the creativity and money hungry sensibilities that went into it.  Cheers.

WHATS INSIDE?

Brosmind is a studio based in Barcelona founded by Juan and Alejandro Mingarro. The two brothers have been creating many different types of art from band posters, advertisements for major companies to package design. Brosmind studio is pumping out all sorts of art that stimulates your brain, its the type of art that you have to scrutinize to see all the fine details hidden within.  A combo of abstract and fantasy, Brosmind is a feast for the eyeballs.

The series What’s Inside takes us on a journey of what is inside our bodies.  Its a super interesting collage like cutout of our bodies and what its made up of.  Books, various junk food and other abstract illustrations.  What it means is up for debate.  What is not up for debate is the beautiful amount of detail that the artists illustrate.

w_cajones

w_nevera

w_hielo

w_libreria

meatman1

w_cajas

Gillette_mapa_NY01

ahh_beach

renfe2

renfe11

ladderschairssmall

laddersfishsmall

laddersofficesmall

http://www.brosmind.com/

MY PSYCHEDELIC DREAM.

Brooklyn based illustrator Leslie A. Wood uses shapes, colors and beautiful rhythmic patterns in a way that can surely brighten your day.  These designs have been made into adorable greeting cards and unique wrapping paper.

These illustrations are imaginative and look like a lovely psychedelic dream.  Giant food you can hug, fast food repeating itself, swimming with abstract fishes, a giant walking cookie and looking into a crystal ball made of sprinkles.  This is the kind of visions a foodie has while on LSD.

pizza_web

cake_cardweb

coffeecard_web

icecreamweb

hotdogburgerpizza_WEB

icecream_WEB

donutwrapfinal_web

rain

cookie

swim

crustalbull

fastfoodfinallll

http://leslieawood.com/

 

PLAY ON WORDS PLAY WITH MY HEART.

Greek artist and t-shirt designer Teo Zirinis is the clever mind behind HandsOffMyDinosaur!
His art has a great blend of puns, pop culture references and whimsy.
Whether its inanimate objects doing something silly, a play on words or your favorite character doing something out of character all of his work is great fun.

Pizzas have scary tales to tell around a campfire too.
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The  delicious truth about Bloody Mary.
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I’m not sure if I’ll ever look at gumball machines the same again.
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The Iron Fry Throne.  Only the one true cheeseburger may rule the seven kingdoms.
ppp

Dhalsim brings the heat to this ‘Street Barbecue’.  We all knew E. Honda would come to the party, being a heavy man that enjoys a steak or two.  I’m happy Zangief could make the party as well.
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Collecting those crystal blue rupees.
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The true danger of burned toast.
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A cheesy pun.
yy

“To be, or not to be:  that is the question.”  What else can Skeletor do at Castle Grayskull besides read tons of Shakespeare?
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What about Ring Kong?  This play on words is so simple and amazing.  I wonder if Peter Jackson would be down to throw a quick film together.  I would so be there!
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http://www.handsoffmydinosaur.com/
http://society6.com/artist/teozirinis