There is just something about handwritten correspondence that connects you to the writer unlike any other medium. Take a look at these examples from well known personalities, spanning several centuries…
Fantastic, strange, incredible, super, amazing comic book mastheads!
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…
Friday find: Typewriter ribbon tins
Janine Vangool from Calgary, Canada has a great collection of vintage typewriter ribbon tins. How cool!
Friday find: Vintage erasers
Lovely eraser branding and packaging from yesteryear… and a skateboard deck!
Sex, prison and lost ligatures: The story of Avant Garde
I needed to clear this up for myself, the truth behind this great and mysterious typeface we know as Avant Garde. So for the benefit of those interested, here is the story…
Friday find: Flight thru Instruments, 1945
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 premodern era where usefulness was limited by the amount of… Continue reading Friday find: Flight thru Instruments, 1945
Friday find: 1911 Baseball Guide
Ornate vintage typography from American Sports Publishing Co.
Incredible vintage typography from Sanborn Map Company
Examples of the incredible variety of ornate typographic titles which appeared on Sanborn Maps between 1880 and 1920.
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.
Leonard Cohen’s letterhead, 1959
Letter from Leonard Cohen to Glen Shortliffe (Queen’s Quarterly), 7 June 1959.