These Rare Retro Ads Star ’90s Celebs and ’00s Nokias

Step back in time with @adrecall, an eye-popping portal to promotions past.

This week, we’ve rolled #FollowFriday and #FlashbackFriday into one, bringing you our latest Insta find, @adrecall. Devoted entirely to resurfacing long-forgotten ad campaigns of the ’70s, ’80s and ’00s, @adrecall is a portal to eras past — punctuated by many of our favourite faces. From a wholesome Britney Spears casually sporting a milky moustache in support of the calcium-rich drink, to the ever-cool Grace Jones, flanked by two stuffed toy flamingoes, to promote Sun Country; from a classic Nokia 2000 (AKA the beloved brick you traded in for a Blackberry) flaunted in transparent PVC trousers to Rod Stewart kicking back in Kickers — these spreads are shamelessly devoted to their cause. In a time when subtle #sponsored ads are regularly snuck into our social media feeds against our will, these eye-popping posters, selling their respective wares with a bold, brash, colourful self-confidence, are as refreshing as an ice-cold Budweiser.

Rod Stewart for Kickers

Rod Stewart Wears Kickers, 1975 ???

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Nokia

2000 Nokia to celebrate 2000 followers ? Hands up who had one of these ?

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Airwalk

Airwalk ?? 1995

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Andy Warhol for Commodore Amiga

The Simpsons

The Simpsons Konami Arcade, 1991 ? Who remembers these?

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Drew Barrymore for GUESS

Budweiser

Mood ?? 1984 Budweiser Superfest

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Grace Jones for Sun Country Cooler

??? Tropical Fever! ??? Grace Jones, Sun Country Cooler, 1987 #flamingoemoji

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Fruit of the Loom

?1?9?7?8? Fruit of the Loom

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Liv Tyler for Bongo

Liv Tyler ?? 1994

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Britney Spears for Got Milk?

1999 Britney Spears ?

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Claudia Schiffer for Thierry Mugler

Claudia Schiffer for Thierry Mugler ?? 1990

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Aaliyah for Tommy Hilfiger

T.H x Aaliyah ??? 1996

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