The Gentle Persuaders – Vintage Hair Care Ads

As much as layout and design trends change, beauty care ads are usually consistently crisp across eras.  Case in point: these amazing magazine ads for hair care products, from the 1960s to the 1980s. This gentle 1969 ad for what is no doubt a painfully savage hair dye goes a little out there with the…

Five Things – 4.24.17 – Coming Soon, You Angel!

1982 ABC Pac-Preview Party It’s 1982. Pac Man’s a pretty big deal. So big that they didn’t just make a Pac-Man cartoon, NBC centered its 1982 Saturday Morning Preview Special around it. Sort of. Pac-Man is the carrot that Dick Clark dangles for forty five minutes through this awful special, held on the set of…

Five Things – 02.15.16 – Eye Popping Moves Like The Centipede

1. Hot Fudge This 1974 kids’ show from Detroit has a little bit Muppet, a little bit Pinwheel, and a little bit Great Space Coaster all lumped together. Originally hosted by comic Arte Johnson, Hot Fudge featured humans interacting with puppets (called “Mits”), lots of music, and segments where kids narrate things out in the real world.  Johnson…