Non-toy ad Tuesday: TIME Magazine (Darth Vader, booze & cigarettes)

Archvillain Darth Vader, cover TIME Magazine, by M. Arisman.

Archvillain Darth Vader, cover TIME Magazine, by Marshall Arisman.

 

This week’s selection of ads for Non-toy ad Tuesday come from the pages of Time magazine, dated May 19, 1980.

Retailing at $1.25 and featuring a terrific Darth Vader cover by artist Marshall Arisman, the issue contains an article and photographs for the upcoming Star Wars film release of The Empire Strikes Back.

Advert-wise, this issue of  Time is loaded (loaded seems like a good adjective) with adverts for cigarettes and alcohol. There are also a good number of ads for hotels, airlines, exotic holiday destinations, cameras and wrist-watches. I’ve included some of my favourites below.

And (just for a bit of fun) how many domestic animals can you spot in the ads? It was only after making my final draft that I noted there are quite a few 🙂

TIME May 19 1980 More Cigarettes POST

 

TIME May 19 1980 Wolschmidt Vodka POST

 

TIME May 19 1980 Benson and Hedges Lights POST

 

TIME May 19 1980 Dubonnet POST

 

TIME May 19 1980 Omega Watches POST

TIME May 19 1980 Canon AE 1 POST

TIME May 19 1980 VW Vanagan Camper POST

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