Socialistic Advertising


Hello, welcome to the page of socialistic ads. What you can find here? Two things: a brief (hi)story on advertising in socialistic countries (especially in former Czechoslovakia), and a lot of funny ads published in magazines of that era (snapshots and scans of originals, including their translations).

The main reason why I made this website, was the great fun I had when discovered a pile of old magazines from that era and the fact that I'd like to share it with other people. Especially westerners, for whom it might be pretty shocking:-) I also added a background story, trying to describe the situation in these countries to help to understand, why these ads could have been created.

 

History of Advertising in Socialistic countries (brief info):

Socialistic Economy

Socialistic Advertising

 

The ads:

subject of advertisment - click to see the original

translation of the text

date

source

bread "Highland" translation 1988 100 + 1 ZZ magazine
table watch for children translation 1988 100 + 1 ZZ magazine
"Soluna" jewelry translation 1988 100 + 1 ZZ magazine
"dekov" - metal detector translation 1988 100 + 1 ZZ magazine
fur coats translation 1988 100 + 1 ZZ magazine
photo materials translation 1988 100 + 1 ZZ magazine
cosmetics - Nivea cream translation 1988 100 + 1 ZZ magazine
guitars translation 1988 100 + 1 ZZ magazine
textile translation ? ? - Internet
gramophone records translation ? ? - Internet