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Wednesday, 6 July 2005
FACIT Trivia
Topic: Advertising
Pronounciation of FACIT? and Bits of Facit History in James Redin's World of Calculators

posted by niblog at 19:08 MEST
Tuesday, 5 July 2005
Topic: Advertising
Facit-gubbe -- orange colored, plastic, 9.5cm tall Facitman sold on Swedish auction site, Item #15502961. Winning bid 40 SEK (approx. $5.00 USD)

posted by niblog at 20:59 MEST
Das Facit-Mannchen
Topic: Advertising
Das Facit-Mannchen -- The Facitman, image from the German office equipment collection "Sammlung von Maschinen für das Büro und für den Einzelhandel" at

posted by niblog at 19:47 MEST
Monday, 4 July 2005
Facit Man - Die Welt rechnet mit FACIT
Topic: Advertising
Die Welt rechnet mit FACIT -- The Cartoonist posted this old Facit ad in his blog yesterday.

»Search eBay for FACIT collectibles.

posted by niblog at 09:30 MEST
Updated: Wednesday, 6 July 2005 11:35 MEST
Facitman on eBay
Topic: Advertising
Facit Figure for sale on eBay. "Vintage Facit figure, hard plastic, made in Sweden, 4.5 inches tall more or less, it is in regular conditions" Auction ends 7.Jul.2005. View eBay item #5594435911. (I am not bidding on this auction and I don't know the seller.)

»Search eBay for vintage Facit, typewriters, calculators and advertising collectibles.

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Monday, 4 July 2005 11:09 MEST
Facit Echos brochure
Topic: Advertising
I found this Facit image at Brukskultur Åtvidaberg. (In Swedish)

»Read the History of the Facit Calculators by Christofer Nöring

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Monday, 4 July 2005 12:54 MEST
Grey Facit Men
Topic: Advertising
Gasoline Alley Antiques has two gray Facit Men for sale:
»5" tall, mint w/box $47.50
»4" tall. w/jointed arms and magnets built into his feet $39.50

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Tuesday, 5 July 2005 20:10 MEST
Facit Man - 1960:s Advertising Icon
Topic: Advertising
Do you remember the Facit Man? The Cartoonist posted an old Facit ad in his blog yesterday. The Toy Museum writes about the Facit Man: ..."Ivan Hammer, the Swedish company's advertising manager, thought that using a calculator should be fun, so he invented a delightful little wizard to help promote their products. This endearing little guy wears a yellow jumpsuit with the Facit logo, and a big black wizard's cap -- with numbers on it instead of mystical symbols. The Facit Man was 'a lighthearted approach to persuade serious people to buy modern calculators' ..." Read the story at (The Advertising Icon Museum)

»Search eBay auctions for Facit adding machines and advertising collectibles.

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Wednesday, 6 July 2005 11:47 MEST
Saturday, 28 May 2005
Mince Mary advert the most complained about ad last year
Topic: Advertising
Mr Kipling's mince pies -- "The UK advertising watchdog Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) announced our favorite toplist on Tuesday by releasing their annual report. Top honor goes to an ad shilling mince meat pies, which became the most complained about advert in the UK last year." Read the story in adland

posted by niblog at 19:07 MEST
Friday, 27 May 2005
How to draw Girlie Cartoons
Topic: Advertising
Girlie Cartoons Ad -- The Kind We All like to see! -- "No talent or experience needed. Anyone may learn." Large scan in the Vintage Ads' Journal

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Saturday, 28 May 2005 19:16 MEST
Sunday, 15 May 2005
McDonald's - Sucking Baby
Topic: Advertising
Gro?er Osterreichischer Plakatpreis in Platin - Kreativste Plakate - Creative Poster, McDonald's, Austria 2002. (via Stay Free and Boing Boing)

McDonalds Austria
Gewista outdoor advertising agency
CCP Heye ad agency

[View larger image at my flickr]

posted by niblog at 07:50 MEST
Wednesday, 20 April 2005
Swedish Ice cream names cause debate
Topic: Advertising
GB Glace launched a new flavor of a classic ice-cream the other week, and were promptly accused of racism. The ice-creams name is "Nogger Black" as it is a liquorice flavored version of the classic nougat-flavored "Nogger"... Read more in adland

GB Glace (Swedish site)
adland - article in English

posted by niblog at 00:30 MEST
Updated: Tuesday, 26 April 2005 21:44 MEST
Friday, 7 January 2005
You Can Protect Yourself From Radioactive Fallout
Topic: Advertising
"This is a poster advertising a Civil Defense training class. This poster is dated 1955. The Hydrogen Bomb was the latest thing and it was obvious that the only hope would be to take cover from the Radioactive Fallout if you happened to be far enough from the blast to survive."

»Get the Facts! in the Civil Defense Museum Art Gallery

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Tuesday, 26 April 2005 21:46 MEST
Sunday, 26 December 2004
Absolut Vodka Advertising
Topic: Advertising
V&S, the makers of Renat Brännvin also makes Absolut. They say Absolut Vodka's advertising campaign is the world's longest ever uninterrupted one. To this date, it comprises 1,450 original ads, with more added each month. One of my favorites is Absolut Rome with a red Vespa scooter. Check the ad archives:

» is "a tribute to the imagination and artistic feeling reflected in these ads."
» is "an archive of the cool Absolut Vodka ads that appear in different magazines."
»On "you will find all the information you would ever want or need to know about Absolut ad collecting."
» is the official Absolut web site.
»Search eBay for Absolut Vodka Collectibles
»Swedish company Vin & Sprit won the rights to the domain name Read the WIPO Domain Name Decision: D2002-0926 3.Dec.2002 (via

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Tuesday, 26 April 2005 21:48 MEST
Adbusters Spoof Ads
Topic: Advertising
"Drink provokes the desire but takes away the performance" -- William Shakespeare

Adbusters Culture Jammers spoof ads about fashion, tobacco, alcohol, food...
»Visit the gallery on

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Tuesday, 26 April 2005 21:47 MEST

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