12 Funny Ads For Products Mutated Into Something Totally Different

Ideas in advertising sometimes go crazy. This was the case way back in time, and it always will be. One possibility is when an ad shows us the product as something completely different—like in these twelve vintage ads. The result can be funny or weird (you decide). And don't hesitate to add your own favorites from this genre in the discussion below!

Rodeo ride on a phone receiver. Ad for the Bell System, 1948.

12 Funny Ads For Products Mutated Into Something Totally Different

Source: classicrotaryphones.com


Play that laboratory flask, you hippie! Advertising for a pharmaceutical company, 1973.

12 Funny Ads For Products Mutated Into Something Totally Different

Source: Hungarian card calendar


Protect your eyes with Fabulon sunblock lotion.

12 Funny Ads For Products Mutated Into Something Totally Different

Source: Tóth József Füles


Wine as a flag buoy. Joseph Frohner wines 1911.

12 Funny Ads For Products Mutated Into Something Totally Different

Source: Taki Steve


Sunbed made of cigarettes. Gauloises Disque Bleu ad.

12 Funny Ads For Products Mutated Into Something Totally Different

Source: amolenuvolette.it


All hail to the mighty salami zeppelin bomber. Herz salami, 1907.

12 Funny Ads For Products Mutated Into Something Totally Different

Source: Taki Steve


These pencils are the pillars of a skyscraper. Koh-I-Noor, 1928.

12 Funny Ads For Products Mutated Into Something Totally Different

Source: L’Illustration, Noël 1928.


"Packet" Soviet made cigarettes were like artillery and cannon projectile.

12 Funny Ads For Products Mutated Into Something Totally Different

Source: svitmam.ucoz.org


Your velocipede is much better with a Schmoll shoe polish tire, 1909.

12 Funny Ads For Products Mutated Into Something Totally Different

Source: Taki Steve


From a tiny car part to a powerful rocket. AC Spark Plug, 1959.

12 Funny Ads For Products Mutated Into Something Totally Different

Source: Alden Jewell


Bottleplanes soaring the sky. Stojcai mineralwater, 1907.

12 Funny Ads For Products Mutated Into Something Totally Different

Source: Taki Steve


Pack of cigarettes car seat and smoke ring steering wheel. Week-End, ca. 1950.

12 Funny Ads For Products Mutated Into Something Totally Different

Source: nyfrenchgeek.com