Vintage Ads & Comic Book Covers

If you’re looking for a little design inspiration, why not look to the past? Philipp Lenssen has created a pair of websites showcasing ads and covers of comics, books, and more from the last 130 years. The two sites, Vintage Ad Browser and Cover Browser, contain images of ads ranging from the well-known “Got Milk?” ads to the lesser-know Infantry Journals (“Shipyard Diary of a Woman Welder” anyone?).

Vintage Ad Browser contains over 120,000 ads which are categorized by topic as well as decade, while Cover Browser is organized mainly by comic or book series title. Both sites, which are keyword searchable, can be a great resource when you’re looking for inspiration to bring to your next design.

Thanks to for the heads up on these great sites.