5.16.2008

Comic Relief - Act Two

Here are the other comic ads I promised on an earlier post.

Grip of steel. Power packed wrists. Rippling, bulging, sledge-hammer forearms. I can only think of one other simple piece of rubber that can do this much... you got it! Squeegee.


Here's the deal. The Junior Sales Club of America will send you 12 boxes of seasonal cards (21 cards per box) on good faith - no money up front! All they ask is that you sell each box for $1.25, return the unsold boxes within 30 days and keep 50 cents per box. Or, you can earn "nationally famous" prizes based on your sales.

Field Glasses, Flash Camera, Hi-Fi LP Record 8 Pack, Diving Submarine Kit... just a few of the valuable prizes that could be yours.

I thought the layout & typography on this roller skate ad was interesting... there's no concern for correct punctuation nor are the words in any type of eye pleasing arrangement. It's like the words "are yours on" was a cut & paste error that made it to the printer.

I'm not sure if Chicago Roller Skate Company is still in business... unless they've changed their name to Chicago Skates.

3 comments:

Bo Salisbury said...

"I thought the layout & typography on this roller skate ad was interesting... there's no concern for correct punctuation nor are the words in any type of eye pleasing arrangement. It's like the words "are yours on" was a cut & paste error that made it to the printer."

Incipient postmodernism in the design world... these guys were just ahead of their time!

Aaron Wilson said...

Bo!! My friend! You're alive!! Good to hear from you. I sent you an email a couple of months ago & never heard from you... started to get worried!

Bo Salisbury said...

Hi A-Rone. Actually, I responded to your email, but it must have gone into the ether somewhere... yes, still alive... yes, tunneling out...

Hey, I like your new look...

By the way, I published my book:

Good Mr. Baxter

Have a great Lord's Day tomorrow.