So the best part of making these offensive vintage advertisements is researching and looking at REAL awful advertisements that actually were made. Looking at these with my wife, we realized that advertising hasn’t come a long way at all, especially when it comes to the objectification of women. It’s still the silver bullet of selling your product, tits.
-Need to sell shitty beer? Throw some tits at it.
-Trying to sell used cars? Get some girls in bikinis in the background.
-Trying to get your energy drink on the market? TITS.
Yep, this has pretty much never changed. It’s not okay to do a whole boat load of things in advertising, but it’s still okay for women to “be put in their place“. It’s interesting, this year in general we’ve been able to witness that things never really change, they just get a quick makeover for distraction’s sake. Here’s the third print in my ad series, just a quick turn of the tables for fun.
This print will be a new size for me to work with as I opted to go for 11×14 for this one rather than 11×17. I feel like 11×14 better captures the magazine feel of the time. Of course like my other prints it will be a nice glossy cardstock, perfect for framing and displaying.
I’m also toying with the idea of doing another mini-print or even postcard set once I’m done with a number of these.