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Nixon’s 1968 “Together” Campaign


Nixon’s 1968 ad campaign, famously entitled “Together“, appeared on the last episode of AMC’s “Mad Men” on Sunday. We found ourself as inspired and provoked by the campaign as Don Draper seemed to be as he flicked through images playing on the T.V. screen.

 

Nixon - 1968 Vintage Esquire Mens Fashion Magazine

Nixon's The One- Vintage Pinback

 

Something definitely clicked with its simple message and use of still images because, if my history serves me correctly, Nixon would end up a victor in the race.

Nixon in 1968 - Victory Parade

While he remains one of the more notorious figures in history, there’s no denying he is also one of the more fascinating. . . with a surprising influence of fashion of the moment. Check it out!

 

1960s- Nixon Fashion

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Vintage nixon paper dress

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Music Minute: Lana Del Rey Covers “Blue Velvet”

Check out the wicked video for Lana Del Rey‘s cover of “Blue Velvet” directed by creative savant Johan Renck ( the Swedish director who we featured several months ago for his work with Perrier).

Her cover, and beautiful time traveling self, can be seen and heard in the latest commercials for H&M which feature a very David Lynchian vibe…triplets, midgets, curtained rooms…looks like a whole new generation of soldiers will soon be fighting the good fight.

Just sit back and enjoy this…let the music wrap your mind in melody….

Thanks Lana…(who me?)

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“MY COFFEE – IT’S MURDER!” {Vintage 1960s Coffee Ad}

“This Coffee is Criminal!”

What a strange advertising oddity we have here from the 1960s!

A great little PERK-me-up to start off the day.

This pal can’t get a break until his wife asks the good ole’ grocer what coffee could possibly stop her obnoxious husband from abusing her fragile emotions. As always, the good ole’ grocer comes to aid the young couple with his sage wisdom….

Thank the heavens for the Papa Eddie and his crime-solving genius . . .?

I guess? Murder in the First Degree? What are your thoughts?

Sincerely,

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10 Sexy Menswear Ads from the 1970s!

We always try to bring you all fresh vintage finds by bringing light to the customs of the past.  We found a great blog post at BuzzFeed which got our attention here at The Eye of Faith.  Ten great posts from the 1970s, with about as much appeal as an ad Peggy would of dreamt up from an episode of MadMen, with a casualness that can’t help but make us smile… we hope you enjoy these ads as much as we did.

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Johan Renck Brings 1960s French Sci-Fi Cool to Latest Ad for Perrier

Something about this new ad for Perrier really brings me back in time. The french brand has impressed us before with a series of videos featuring legendary style icon Dita Von Teese taking us on a glamorously risque tour of her body and the elusively decadent Perrier Mansion.

Entitled “The Drop“, this latest film continues on the blazing train of creative ingenuity, with this brilliant bend of 1960s French Sci-Fi aesthetic glory. The auteur helming the creative vision is Johan Renck, a director of Breaking Bad, and Walking Dead.

We love the gold space suit and artful editing – it’s just a scorching hot day on Earth, and and only one woman who can cool us down…We also love the India Inspiration!

The visuals immediately reminded us of Roman Copolla‘s 2001 film “CQ” that featured supermodel Angela Lindvall as Dragonfly in a fake French 1960s Sci-Fi film. The film was hardly a blimp on the radar, which is a shame, because it features some great design, a wicked soundtrack, and really fun and playful acting (especially Lindvall).

What’s better than bringing the idea of a low-budget French Sci-Fi film in 1969 Paris to life??! Can’t think of anything else at the moment…

Perrier‘s latest campaign,”The Drop“, takes the 1960s sci-fi aesthetic to a whole new level, reinventing it for 2012, but staying clearly reminiscent. With an artist like Renck involved, it’s hard to go wrong. But it really is an artful eye that makes this such a captivating and clever little film.

Until next time,

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Commercial Break: Brad Pitt and Wes Anderson Unite.

In 2008, Wes Anderson teamed up with Brad Pitt for a Japanese commercial for SoftBank cell phones. The commercial takes inspiration from Jacques Tati’s classic “Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot”. Anderson filmed Pitt in one continuous shot at a French seaside town.

We really dig the head-to-toe yellow tourist look. This 30 second spot sure gets across everything we love about a full length Wes Anderson Film. We’d love to see Brad Pitt and Wes working together on more projects!

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Commercial Break: “Don’t Bother to Knock” (1952)

Starring Richard Widmark, Anne Bancroft and the irreplaceable Marilyn Monroe, in her days as a fledgling star on the rise.  We’ve recently had the opportunity to catch up with this feature and rediscover one of Ms Monroe’s truest shining moments in cinematic history.

This role would spark Marilyn’s intrigue with the practice of method acting, and Marilyn’s world would never be the same again.  Stress and nerves would upset the actress so badly, causing her to allegedly vomit before every scene.  Delicate and beautiful, She’d go on to find ways of managing her nerves only to leave herself unhinged and unsettled.

Femme Fatale.

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Commercial Break: Swamp Girl (1971)


From out of the waters comes a film different than any others from its time.  Full of relative unknowns, this adventure is the story of a young girl who was abandoned as a child in the swamp by her parents as a child, and was raised by a black man she calls “Pa”.  The Young blonde women takes it onto herself to defend her swamp and everything living there!

Enjoy,
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Ad Libbing: Vintage Advertising [1960s-1970s] – Hook, Line, and Sink Um!

When you’re out of words, it always seems those damn advertising guys and gals have a dozen! Now, we’ve been browsing the E.O.F. Collections for something juicy for you fine folks and came across some dandy and outrageous ads from the 60s and 70s.

Picked out of a few of the favourites. These ads are both humorous and shocking. Read the headlines and laugh, but don’t say we didn’t warn you- some of the featured ads are both racy, scandalous, and above-most politically incorrect!

Nevertheless they are a fine testament to the fancy and folly of our modern day! As well as leaving us wondering just how much truly has changed in fourty or fifty years?

Have fun with these ones!

Yours truly,

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Commercial Break: Since when was Kermit White??

Before Kermit was green, America was still seeing in black and white! Check out this collection of Wilkins Coffee Commercials that may mark the beginning of the worlds love for Jim Hensons‘ Muppets. From 1957 to 1961, Henson made 179 commercials for the company.

Very humble beginnings for the great Mr. Henson. We wonder if he had any clue what he would go on to achieve. Shout out to Pickachu4352 for the vid.

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