06 May 2011 @ 08:51 pm
Contest Entry--Lederle Virus Laboratory, 1952  
Alice in Virusland?

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Citrus Thiefamiga500 on May 7th, 2011 02:14 am (UTC)
It's so surreal/lovely/scary.
ms_hissyfitms_hissyfit on May 7th, 2011 05:08 am (UTC)
.... even though it is kind of frightening me too! Mission accomplished I guess.
Pipbeetle_breath on May 7th, 2011 06:54 pm (UTC)
very trippy
Ejia Arath: ur flavr iz deelishusejia_arath03 on May 7th, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
Yes, even though it's kind of disturbing.

Although their slogan is also off-putting. "dedicated to helping your doctor help you live", huh? Would that be a Dr. Frankenstein, then?
pikkewyntjiepikkewyntjie on May 7th, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC)
Sweet little girl with flowers who will DIE if adults don't do what the ad says. Nope, that imagery was never used in advertising again, especially in politics.

The virus world - the final frontier. I wonder if Roddenberry saw this ad and thought, "hmmm." Glad he went in a different direction.
baron154baron154 on May 7th, 2011 09:33 pm (UTC)
The charming illustration of the girl, in her little piece of lovely nature, contrasted with the ugly germ pics, the dead trees in the distance, and the overall menace-mongering makes this one a WTH Were They Thinking oddity.
Emmuzkaemmuzka on May 8th, 2011 02:57 am (UTC)
That is so pretty! And I'm not even sarcastic! I wonder what would happen if some current commercial laboratory would change their advertising to look like this...
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