I love vintage ads but there are times when they failed spectacularly. Take this magazine ad for Harold Lloyd’s comedies from 1925. I get that they are trying to say he is the king of comedy (and his movie’s profits certainly gave him legitimate claim to at least the title of prince) but I kept getting distracted by the absurdly tiny legs that they gave him.
Note to graphic designers. Please do not give people absurdly tiny legs. Or if you do, make it look like you meant to do it. Thank you.