“Isn’t it time you replaced your piggy bank?” These graphic design style ads for NatWest banks On Line account are from 1986-87. The account was aimed at teenagers.
“Not everyone Ade Edmonson met was a complete and utter b…” Young Ones character Vivian, played by comedian Ade Edmonson, advertised for Natwest bank in 1987 (print & TV).
“Pretty was never so pure.” These ads for Natural Wonder Cosmetics by Revlon are from 1988-90, during which time Debbie Gibson was spokeswoman.
“Electric Youth – The electric fragrance!” These ads for Debbie Gibson’s “Electric Youth” perfume are from 1989-90. It was produced by Revlon and distributed by Natural Wonder Cosmetics, which Debbie Gibson advertised between 1988-90.
“Send out Shockwaves.” These hair product ads for Shockwaves by Wella are from 1986.
“Real girls wear 17 Cosmetics.” These ads for 17 Cosmetics by Boots are from 1986.
“Looks even better on a girl.” These ads for 17 Cosmetics by Boots are from 1985.
“Go Go Go Gold Seal” These fantastic collage ads for Every Ready “Gold Seal” batteries date from 1985-86.
“Unique clothing for women of distinction.” This fine selection of boutique dress shop ads are from Tampa Bay Magazine, dating between 1986-88.
“Where value is always in fashion.” These C&A menswear ads are all from UK teen music magazine Smash Hits, dating from 1983-86.
“No matter how fast the fashion trends change, Clockhouse keeps you right in style.” These C&A “Clock House” womenswear ads are all from UK teen music magazine Smash Hits, dating from 1983-85.
“Great fashion just for you at Young C&A.” These C&A ads for “10 To Teens” and “Girls In Style” childrenswear are all from UK teen music magazine Smash Hits, dating from 1984-86.
“Woolworth Record Blitz” These adverts for Woolworths are all from 1982.
“For people who appreciate music…and money.” These adverts for UK department store John Menzies date from 1983-86.
“How to design and create beautiful garments on your knitting machine.” The Machine Knitting Book by John Allen was published in 1985 and featured a wealth of highly dubious jumpers.
“A tantalising touch. Proper behaviour when it’s just the two of you.” Canadian Mist’s “Mist Behaving” campaign ran from 1988 to 1993.
“Get in the feeling. Go Misting.” Canadian Mist’s “Misting” campaign ran from around 1977 to 1985. There was even matching his and hers caftans, jumpsuits, walking sticks and zodiac pendants!
“A slight improvement on perfection.” These Technics CD and cassette player ads date from 1980-86. They are all very sci-fi with dark backgrounds, moonscapes, lasers and grids.
“No one lets you experience the Power of Music like General Electric.” These General Electric portable cassette player and hi-fi ads date from 1985-86. Red-Hot-Power!
“This deck is loaded.” These little b/w Toshiba cassette player ads date from 1983-87. Auto-reverse. Twin deck. Graphic equalizers. Anti-roll. What more could you want?
“The Secret? It’s in the crotch.” Action Jeans (aka Kickin’ Jeans) were produced by Century Martial Arts from 1977 to 1991 and endorsed by Chuck Norris from 1981.
“Kmart. Yes. Kmart.”These ads for Kmart kids clothing are all from 1987.
“She’ll wash clothes, run water, turn knobs! Busy, busy in her Frigidaire kitchen! It’s all pink… and just her size!”From mothers little helpers to mini gourmet chefs, here’s a collection of toy kitchen sets from 1962 to 1989.
Like any normal human being, I have a healthy hatred of clowns. One stood on my foot once, and then there was Poltergeist. That said, here is a collection of clowns from various catalogues dating from 1962 to 1989. My favourite clowns are the ones being punched by small boys.
“It’s a girls best friend!” These four ads for Eunece perfume by Fashion Fair are from 1986-87. These two chaps were fighting over the same lady for a long time!
Here’s some children’s nightwear from various 1980’s catalogues.
Fresh On The SceneThese Salem cigarette adverts are from 1989-92. The chaps appear to be “getting fresh” with the ladies in these ads to mixed responses!