This is a style of lettering common during the 1920s–50s. It’s typified by a simple, almost modular construction of even strokes and rounded corners on a rectangular grid (think pipes!). Sign painters and makers often used this style as it was easy to learn and quick to produce. Flat- or round-topped ‘A’, ‘M’, and ‘N’s are common in gas-pipe lettering. Sometimes strokes end at a jaunty angle, but mostly its fairly straightforward. Gas-pipe style fonts: http://j.mp/ZyI1zT
Amazing Mid-century Photographs of San Francisco - Best of Web Shrine
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San Francisco Photo: Fred Lyon
vintage everyday: Amazing Black White Photographs of San Francisco from the 1940's-50's
Editorial spread from Charm, January 1954 issue, pages 128-129, photographed by William Helburn
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Editorial spread for Charm, pgs 128-29, January 1954. She used scale and proportion to create a sense of depth and movement in the page. Also, the use of graphic elements moved your eyes around the page and the directional elements brings you to the body of the text.
Cipe Pineles spread from Charm magazine, 1954 vintage
Cipe Pineles magazine interior
Vintage 1955 56 Radio Phono Fernseh Katalog Blaupunkt Siemens Krefft | eBay
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1950s Type Font Design Alphabet Speedball Ink Typography Book | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Cut-in Display Gothic art deco font circa 1938. via tervezőgrafika történet
Gothic type from the Speedball Textbook for Pen and Brush Lettering, 18th ed., 1960. Vintage Scans
Central Camera, Chicago
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I used to work here during college. Central Camera, Chicago
Shamrock Motor Hotel - Vidalia, Louisiana | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Shamrock Motor Hotel - Vidalia, Louisiana - who remember this place
old neon sign, Memphis,TN.
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Walker Radiator Works ~ Old Neon Sign, Memphis,TN. (For my favorite "Walker" ever...)
Jack Dempsey's, New York 1967 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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1948 ad for Heart’s Delight Juicidrinks (via File Photo) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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United Electric Supply Co., now modified for The Summit Group ad agency: up.stewf.com/...
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United Electric Supply Co. Salt Lake City Utah
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Emil Sick’s Select Beer by Stewf, via Flickr Just acquired this mid-century sign. Back tag reads “The Photoplating Co., Minneapolis”.
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Title page of “Shadow Type: Classic Three-Dimensional Lettering”