Anachronistic Ads: Modern Tech Adverts Go Back in Time

What would the world be like today if our favorite modern technologies had been invented decades earlier? What if we’d spent the 1960s Twittering and YouTubing – would everything be completely different today? These playful faux-vintage advertisements were created by Sao Paulo advertising agency Moma and they illustrate technology in an era completely unprepared for it.

Call it retro-tech propaganda or call it a set of cleverly anachronistic illustrations. Either way, the 60s-styled images are beautiful homages both to a bygone era and to the technology that we can’t live without today.

Maybe you don’t think of YouTube or Twitter as essential, life-altering bits of technology, but they have clearly changed the way we live our daily lives.

This project is funny on the surface, but it also brings up questions about our own future. What will the world be like when social networking tools really have been around for half a century?

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See more in Aged Adverts or under Vintage & Retro. September, 2010.