Saturday, June 4, 2011

A Pirate With A Taste for Beer

Looks as though this old salt prefers lighter fare to a noggin o' rum. This 2008 Stella Artois ad seems to suggest that he valued their beer more than his treasure hoard.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Yo Ho Ho and... Well, you get the idea.

Yes, there was a time when pirates were popular figures in advertisements. Oh, sure, most of those ads were for rum (clearly pitching to the target audience of pirates, who drink a LOT of rum and wannabe pirates who also drink a lot of rum) but for other things as well. Like Caribbean cruises (maybe not the best sales pitch) and candy. Okay, mostly butter-rum Life Savers, but still.

This beautiful ad hails from 1943. Sadly, I don't know who the artist is, but I'm dying to find out.