Russell Johnston and Megan Jones have been collecting vintage Travel and Ski posters since 1979. The collection was started by Russell’s father Robert W Johnston, a Royal Air Force navigator after the Second World War…
Tag Archives: Vintage
Written by Imar. Posted on July 16, 2012.
Bold and minimal with a retro aesthetic. Logo monograms for your viewing pleasure.
Written by Imar. Posted on March 23, 2012.
We’ve had matchboxes and cigarette packs on here before, so it’s only fitting to add matchbooks to the equation. As Johnny Cash points out, love is a burning flame!
Written by Imar. Posted on March 12, 2012.
The New York Times recently launched a Tumblr to share old pictures from their newsroom archive. More exciting than the photos themselves, is the history recorded on the back of each picture.
Written by Imar. Posted on February 20, 2012.
Ok, this is about as random as it gets, but here are a few examples of vintage Polish packaging in the following categories: chocolate and soap…
Written by Imar. Posted on February 3, 2012.
Whether you are old enough to have used a Grapho-Scope, or whether your first introduction to design was Adobe CS5, check out the online Museum of Forgotten Art Supplies curated by Lou Brooks…
Written by Imar. Posted on January 31, 2012.
Last night I saw an awesome movie called Super 8 which inspired me to find this old film and camera packaging.
Written by Imar. Posted on January 30, 2012.
These beautifully ornate calligraphic letterforms form part of an album entitled “Kalligraphische Schriftvorlagen” (calligraphic writing styles) produced by Johann Hering of Bavaria, Germany in the 1620s. Were they intended for educational use or simply practice sheets from Hering’s personal collection? According to BiblyOdyssey, there is … Read More →
Written by Imar. Posted on January 20, 2012.
Julian Montague of Buffalo, New York started documenting interesting book covers from his collection in February 2009. Three years later (and over 1000 covers later) he is still at it…
Written by Imar. Posted on January 17, 2012.
A striking example of Paul Rand’s packaging design work for IBM from the 1960s.
Written by Imar. Posted on January 13, 2012.
I have always thought of bottle caps as an interesting little canvas and wondered how much attention actually goes into their design, but I had no idea that a passionate community of collectors exists…
Written by Imar. Posted on January 11, 2012.
Hey, remember when Jack Black and Mos Def sweded VHS movies in Be Kind Rewind? Well, Swissted is kind of like that, only with punk gig flyers…
Written by Imar. Posted on December 15, 2011.
This is Typedeck’s 100th post since launching in June this year – a great milestone and a good time to sign off for 2011. Thanks for all the support and positive feedback so far!
Written by Imar. Posted on December 5, 2011.
A look at the matchboxes of old, adorned with images of battle and grandeur. Oh and some toothpick boxes too.
Written by Imar. Posted on December 1, 2011.
In this age of touch screen interaction I think our senses are left underwhelmed by tapping and swiping and we often experience a yearning for the tactile response of dials buttons and gauges…
Written by Imar. Posted on November 25, 2011.
Great collection of beautifully scanned logos originating in Scandinavia during the 1960s and 70s.
Written by Imar. Posted on November 18, 2011.
I have always been a sucker for stickers, so it’s no surprise that these caught my attention…
Written by Imar. Posted on November 17, 2011.
A few beautiful pages from old French type specimen books.
Written by Imar. Posted on November 10, 2011.
Smoking or non-smoking, be sure to take a look at these fantastic cigarette pack designs from yesteryear, collected from different countries around the world…
Written by Imar. Posted on November 4, 2011.
The Atari logo, sometimes referred to as the “Fuji” symbol, was designed at the company’s inception in 1972 by California based George Opperman.
Written by Imar. Posted on October 28, 2011.
Check out these awesome boxing posters from the 1930s and 40s.
Written by Imar. Posted on October 27, 2011.
Project Thirty Three is a blog by Seattle-based Jive Time Records, showcasing a fantastic collection of record sleeve designs, categorised by motif…
Written by Imar. Posted on October 21, 2011.
Very nice vintage paint can labels designed by Dustin Wallace for Fossil.
Written by Imar. Posted on October 15, 2011.
John Hilgart calls himself a curator of lost items. Among his assortment of finds, is SUPERTYPE! – a collection of high res vintage comic book mastheads to marvel at…
Written by Imar. Posted on October 14, 2011.
Janine Vangool from Calgary, Canada has a great collection of vintage typewriter ribbon tins. How cool!
Written by Imar. Posted on September 23, 2011.
Lovely eraser branding and packaging from yesteryear… and a skateboard deck!
Written by Imar. Posted on September 18, 2011.
A fascinating example of how graphic design plays a vital role in movie production, yet goes virtually unnoticed amidst the drama!
Written by Imar. Posted on September 9, 2011.
How awesome is this rare military flight manual from 1945? That front cover couldn’t be more perfect. An excerpt from the foreword: The pilot who cannot fly through instruments, therefore, consigns himself and his plane to a part time job and places both in the … Read More →
Written by Imar. Posted on September 2, 2011.
Ornate vintage typography from American Sports Publishing Co.
Written by Imar. Posted on June 17, 2011.
Examples of the incredible variety of ornate typographic titles which appeared on Sanborn Maps between 1880 and 1920.
Written by Imar. Posted on June 10, 2011.
Cameo refers to type design in which the characters are reversed out of a black background. In figural cameos, the background typically depicts the product or service being advertised.
Written by Imar. Posted on June 5, 2011.
Method and Craft is a great new resource for designers. These two posts highlight two different techniques for applying a vintage look to your type in Adobe Illustrator.