Things were different in the 1980s. There were ads on television, of course, but the best ones were 2D and lived in Sports Illustrated or Cigar Aficionado. It was another time—one of questionable political incorrectness, a lack of hyperlinks that ended the conversation right then and there, and a bizarre sense of design. They played it fast and they played it loose.
This excellence in 1980s style print advertising ended with the rise of better photography and reproduction (when ads became more photo-based) but for that brief time, there were some pretty incredible creations that are a blast to look back on. Let's roll it back.