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Photographer Questions Modern Day Sexism By Reversing Gender Roles in Vintage Ads

"In a parallel universe" is a series of fictional images, recreated from real ads in the mad men era, that question modern day sexism: showing it through a humorous light to spark a conversation through role play by visual artist Eli Rezkallah   "Last Thanksgiving, I overheard my uncles talk about how women are better off cooking, taking care of the kitchen, and fulfilling "their womanly duties". Although I know that not all men think that way I was surprised to learn that some still do, so I went on to imagine a parallel universe, where roles are inverted and men are given a taste of their own sexist poison." — Eli Rezkalla. Via: Plastik Magazine

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When Santa Was The Star Of Coca Cola Campaigns

Haddon Sundblom, a commercial illustrator, was commissioned for an advertising campaign for Coca Cola that would have much longer lasting impact than he could imagine. Although some artists had previously illustrated simliar versions of Santa, Sundblom's images of Santa in Coca Cola advertisements in the 1930's through the 1960's were a hit, and cemented in the public mind what Santa looked like. Here are a sampling of the advertisements through the first 25 years of this campaign.

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Here Are Some Vintage Ideas From The 30's That Seem To Have Been Implemented Today

A series of popular inventions ("Can it be done"?) by the Scoops magazine UK (1934/1935). They all have seemed imaginary at those days but became a reality today.  



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Believe It Or Not: These People Auditioned For a Weather Reporter Position In The 1980's

Michael Jang had been hired to take a photograph of each person who auditioned for the job of weather reporter at a San Francisco TV station, which was having a contest to fill the position: "In 1983, a local TV station held a contest for anyone who wanted a chance at reporting the weather. My role was to take head shots of contestants after each screen test. Five winners were chosen out of nearly one hundred applicants. The pictures were never used, but I developed the negatives anyway (without proofing them). These images had been lost until recently and I am seeing them for the very first time." "Summer Weather" is the series of these headshots, and they are a unique look at a very specific segment of 1980s life. Via: Design you trust/ Vintag.es

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22 Strange Beauty Pageant Contests That (Luckily) No Longer Exist

Ah, the good ol' days of beauty pageants. Once a great time-honored American tradition, today, beauty contests have lost their luster. It's easy to see why

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