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NICE add from times when canned products were something for the rich instead of the poor. The advertisement appeared in LIFE magazine on the 15th of July 1966. Blackletter typeface = spiky, pineapple = spiky. Makes sense.
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NICE advertisement for Formica. The ad ran in 1968 a Dutch architectural magazine called ‘Bouwkundig Weekblad’. It is promoting the wood grain edition of the Formica plastics.
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