Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Vintage Ad (1945): Bond Street/Revelation

A closely-cropped ad that I snagged from eBay several years ago and have had it floating around in various folders on at least three different computers ever since, and generating disturbing dream imagery every now and then. I call this "The Creepy Bond Street Guy" and this is one of my favorite vintage ads. I wish I had splurged and bought the hardcopy. Philip Morris, the epitome of evil now that Hitler is dead, once used this illustration of an evil super-villian apparently contemplating world domination to sell pipe tobacco.


  1. Instant classic! A pipe tobacco you can inhale? You mean cigarette rolling tobacco? I love anything that suggest that we are not killing our selves fast enough and there is a more efficient way to do it!

  2. Freaky. How exactly is the image of that man supposed to encourage you to buy their tobacco?