Designer Nigel French provides a historical background on Victorian type and takes you through a step-by-step process to create a new design inspired by a nineteenth-century original––in this new course: http://www.lynda.com/Illustrator-tutorials/Type-Project-Victorian-Ad/155652-2.html?utm_source=pinterest.com
The 19th century saw an explosion in cheaply produced printed posters and adverts, and the development of writing styles and graphic techniques that have influenced advertising ever since. The combination of varied and colourful typography, arresting imagery, short exclamatory sentences, and occasionally surreal content, was typical of the Victorian period.
Victorian trade cards are an early form of collectible advertising. Popularized after the Civil War by businesses, they offer a colorful and diverse look at popular culture and society in the late 1800s. Trade cards originated in England in the 1700s with tradesmen advertising their wares. source Trade cards originated in England in the 1700s with tradesmen advertising their wares. But the advent ... Read More