The Vintage Ads LJ group is having a Forties weekend, and there's some amazing stuff coming through at the moment. The palettes, the illustration style, the layouts and the fonts -- all pure gold. Exhibit A: this Safe-T Cones ad.
Exhibit B, this Eternol Tint Oil Shampoo ad from 1943.
Both are from the always-great Man_Writing_Slash.
I write books. My latest is a YA science fiction novel called Homeland (it's the sequel to Little Brother). More books: Rapture of the Nerds (a novel, with Charlie Stross); With a Little Help (short stories); and The Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow (novella and nonfic). I speak all over the place and I tweet and tumble, too.