Antipills label sales are temporarily suspended for the foreseeable future.
If you have seen an amusing label here and are GENUINELY interested in getting a copy to print and put on a jar of your own, please send an email to:
( I trust you'll know better than a spambot how to turn those lines above into an email address. ) and I will simply send it to you at no charge. Please put the word NUGGET somewhere in the subject line.
For the curious, a few reasons for the change:
- A long-term history of this site costing FAR more than my sales could cover. ( Total sales did not even cover the cost of the SSL )
- The automated filters most servers have in place to look for and BLOCK the word "pill" appearing in ANY ads or links ( thus blocking my little comedy site entirely from anyone's view. Expensive lesson for me. )
- Chronic and repeated glitches, breakage, errors and in general a "broken" checkout process from the very beginning, whether domestic or international.
- Relentless spambot targeting of my posts from foreign and domestic sellers of "the blue pills". ( 'Had to delete 38,000+ comments before making this update today.)
- My own abysmal failure at promoting these labels and bottles using social media or any other avenue.
- If I discover some way to monetize the months of work that went into these labels and bottles, I'll try again. My deepest thanks to ALL who were kind enough to make purchases here. Especially the Actual bottles. 😉
Now back to the old posting below as it always appeared:
I took the bottom line and hauled it all the way up here to save you some time if you
don't feel much like reading. Here it is:
I make funny labels and glue them onto empty bottles.
AntiPills is just a simple name I can apply to this web site and to a growing collection of
empty bottles with humorous labels on them.
The Labels are meant to imitate a very broad swath of advertising history, roughly from 1870 to 1920 . . as they
poke fun at exaggeration, enthusiasm, greed and blissful ignorance.
I put them on line to sell them, and display them - 'cause if they just sat on my shelf they'd only make ME smile and no one else.
Now for some LARGE PRINT clarification, NOTICE . . .or SHOUTING. Whatever you want to call it:
If you arrived at this site looking for medications, home remedies, homeopathy, pills, capsules, drops, salves or ANYTHING of that nature,
you will NOT find it. I Sell NOTHING edible, nor do I pretend to offer any product that provides medicinal relief of ANY kind.
I only sell empty, amber glass jars with screw-top lids and silly labels.
It is my policy (and you can consider it the policy of this site in general) that if you require medication, have it prescribed by a fully qualified and fully licensed physician or healthcare professional. Follow all instructions regarding your dosage and I hope you get well soon.
"AntiPills" is a humor based, entertainment site with empty glass jars for sale. It is NOT "Anti-Genuine Real Life Modern Medicine".
Thank you for enduring that. I Feel much better now.
I began creating AntiPills bottles in 2013 after decades of fascination with quaint and outrageous advertisements, some from more than a century
ago. Here are just a few examples of the type of work I find so amazing. I've collected the images from various spots online over the years.
Some Images that helped inspire the creation of "AntiPills":
I think part of what gets me so intensely interested in this ephemera is the fact that the mindset of the general populace
had to have been SO different when these ads were published.
I'm not saying that people were any more stupid, gullible or desperate for cure-alls in, say . . . 1900 than they are today. I just think there was a broader canvas for the unscrupulous entrepreneur to paint on. Legally, and medically it seems to me there were fewer constraints, which led to much Bolder claims
even among purveyors that genuinely believed in their own so-called "medicine".
In hindsight, artists can look at the time periods and styles of the Victorian Era, The Roaring 20's or even as recently as the
Fluorescent, Day-Glo 80's and create images and objects that match the time.
It seems to me that the practice of creating a false past, or making an accurate "reproduction" of something that never existed should have a name.
I just don't know what that name is.
It should certainly be its own genre' of art.
Here's a Perfect Example of what I'm talking about: ( Dr. Grordbort Aether Oscillators )
The Spirit of an historical age in combination with a very specific genre of fiction
makes a comfortable and well-defined compartment for anyone to create in, but
it also presents a tough challenge to any artist or author.
The challenge is to bring whatever present day sensibility you have to the Nostalgic framework and keep it
looking and feeling true to the source. The film "Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow" is an example of film art that meets the
challenge with 100% PERFECTION.
Do the AntiPills mock-medicine labels look and "feel" right?
I'm still working on meeting that challenge. I don't believe I've come as close as I can . . but I hope to create more
"AntiPills" with new designs that bring me closer, and hopefully make folks laugh or smile when they see them.
Now that we're at the bottom line . . here it is again: I make funny labels and glue them onto empty bottles.