Category: Print Ads

Marketing, Copywriting, and Direct Mail all got started with the invention of mass printing.  Since then paying for placement in a physical publication has become an art, and a science. Here are some classic high converting print ads for inspiration, and sometimes just sheer beauty.

IBM typewriting ball element ad

This wild looking metal ball embossed with letters was the innovation behind the IBM Selectric Typewriter (13m+ sold).

Normally people don’t care *how* something works, but this mechanism was so …


The Wright Brothers Bicycle Ad

The Wright Brothers funded the development of the first powered airplane with their bike shop.

This was the simple ad they’d post in the Dayton, Ohio newspapers.

The Van Cleve …