37 Vintage Advertisements for Design Inspiration

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Design inspiration can come from anywhere. Web designers tend to look for inspiration from the design of other websites, but there is a lot that can be gained by taking inspiration from a variety of different sources. Print design, advertisement design, packaging design, photography, architecture, and the list could go on.

In this post, we’ll showcase 37 vintage/retro advertisements. The ads shown here represent a wide variety of different products, and they showcase different design styles as well.

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Showcase of Vintage Advertisements

AC Spark Plugs

AC Spark Plugs - Vintage Advertisements

Old Gold Cigarettes

Old Gold Cigarettes- Vintage Advertisements

Black & White Whiskey

Black & White Whiskey - Vintage Advertisements

Electrolux

Electrolux - Vintage Advertisements

Career Club Shirts

Career Club Shirts - Vintage Advertisements

Max Factor

Max Factor - Vintage Advertisements

Ford Fairlane

Ford Fairlane - Vintage Advertisements

Campbell’s Soup

Campbell's Soup - Vintage Advertisements

Burroughs Corporation

Burroughs Corporation - Vintage Advertisements

Handi Wrap

Handi Wrap - Vintage Advertisements

Fresh Start

Fresh Start - Vintage Advertisements

Honda

Honda - Vintage Advertisements

Fiat

Fiat - Vintage Advertisements

Cannon Royal Family

Cannon Royal Family - Vintage Advertisements

Budweiser

Budweiser - Vintage Advertisements

Western Electric

Western Electric - Vintage Advertisements

Ortalion

Ortalion - Vintage Advertisements

Natural Wonder

Natural Wonder - Vintage Advertisements

Lucky Strike

Lucky Strike - Vintage Advertisements

Lucky Strike

Lucky Strike - Vintage Advertisements

International Harvester Refrigerator

International Harvester Refrigerator - Vintage Advertisements

Chanel

Chanel - Vintage Advertisements

Pontiac

Pontiac - Vintage Advertisements

Double Diamond

ouble Diamond - Vintage Advertisements

Budweiser

Budweiser - Vintage Advertisements

7-Up

7-Up - Vintage Advertisements

Mercury Comet

Mercury Comet - Vintage Advertisements

Coke

Coke - Vintage Advertisements

Sands

Sands - Vintage Advertisements

Coke

Coke - Vintage Advertisements

Coke

Coke - Vintage Advertisements

Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet Impala - Vintage Advertisements

Holiday Inn

Holiday Inn - Vintage Advertisements

Chevy II Nova

Chevy II Nova - Vintage Advertisements

Bank of America Traveler’s Checks

Bank of America Traveler's Checks - Vintage Advertisements

Pennsylvania Railroad

Pennsylvania Railroad - Vintage Advertisements

Sheaffer’s Pen

Sheaffer's Pen - Vintage Advertisements

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