Why Vintage Advertising will always have my heart

why vintage ads will always have my heart - chris moody

There are times I think I should have been born 50 years ago…

Despite my love for technology, my dorkiness with gadgets, my borderline obsession with social media, I’ve always loved vintage advertisements.

There is something so real and raw about them.  The fact that I can look at something, know what it is, and say “I can haz that!” is comforting.

There are some super clever ads and new methods these days (some in my Flickr), but for me, clarity is key.

As we all evolve and update our marketing collateral and ads, please pay homage to vintage ads and be clear.  Don’t lose your message by pushing the envelope.

Remember your message and be clear!

With that, PLEASE check out Vintage Ad Browser and let me know what you think!

Free Font of the Week: Dirty and Classic


Dirty and Classic is a great ying and yang font.

The capital letters have a nice Grunge feel (dirty) and lowercase letters have a great script with a swash (classic).  Keep growing that font collection!  Download it here.

Free Font of the Week is intended to help publicize great fonts that are available for free.  I’m a firm believer that you can never have too many fonts in your arsenal and will continue to share them with those who are interested (hopefully on a weekly basis).