The Art of Book Design: Successful Advertising

Thomas Smith and J.H. Osborne. Successful Advertising: It’s Secrets Explained. London: Smith’s Printing, Publishing and Advertising Agency, 1897 — Source.

As far back as the late 1800’s, businesses were looking for creative ways to get people to part with their money. I wonder what Smith & Osborne would think about the pervasive nature of ads in our modern world?


via: The Public Domain Review


  1. says

    That is some seriously old book about advertising. Interesting. I guess that advertising is as old as markets , but that there were books written about it over one hunderd years ago, that I did not expect.

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