January 22nd, 2013

Body = Machine: A Series

One of my favorite ad tropes is the Body=Machine/Body=Factory idea, because the imagery is often more detailed and also more hilarious than in most ads.  As a kid I used to LOVE any illustrations of the body that depicted tiny workers inside, such as The Human Body, for example. :D   This link to a book about Fritz Kahn's Der Mensch als Industriepalast is also fascinating (although not advertisement).   Brief video version of that book HERE (well worth 3 minutes of your time.)  This series of articles and illustrations in the same vein (XD) appeared in the Berliner Morgenpost in 1931 and is simply breathtaking.

Bromoseltzer, 1939


Bufferin, 1955-1958

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1933 Chinese Health Info Poster "The Human Body is Like a Factory"

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