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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
Alphabet formed by Jesse Collins, Industrial Design Partnership, London, from Lettering of Today, 1937 | A typeface worked by Jesse Collins showing what was described as a 'mechanically formed alphabet' suitable for display purposes. It was illustrated in the 1937 Studio book on 'Lettering of Today'. The Industrial Design Partnership of 1935 - 40 was one of the UK's first multi-disciplinary design groups that included such designers as Milner Gray and Misha Black.
Alphabet formed by Jesse Collins, Industrial Design Partnership, London, from Lettering of Today, 1937 | by mikeyashworth
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Vintage Typography Specimen Poster 11x17. $15.00, via Etsy.
Alphabet formed by Jesse Collins, Industrial Design Partnership, London, from Lettering of Today, 1937
Amazing Mid-century Photographs of San Francisco - Best of Web Shrine
White Photography, Beef Stew, Photographers Fred, Bold Ital, Fred Lyons, Magic Photo, San Francisco, White Photographers, Street Photography
Fred Lyon10 640x690 Black and White Photography by Fred Lyon
An 89 Year Old's Magical Photos of Old San Francisco - The Bold Italic - San Francisco
“San Francisco, Portrait of a City: 1940-1960″ – Street Photography by Fred Lyon
Shooting Film: Black & White Photographs of Old San Francisco by Fred Lyon
Old San Francisco Through the Lens of Photographer Fred Lyon –Two pedestrians walk down the rainy Embarcadero in the 1940s. Hot coffee, hot dogs, hot pea soup, hot real chile beans, and hot beef stew (clearly hot is of the utmost importance) are all 30 cents and under.
Editorial spread from Charm, January 1954 issue, pages 128-129, photographed by William Helburn
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Cipe Pineles spread from Charm magazine, 1954 vintage
Editoral spead from charm january 1954 photographed by willam helburn
Cipe Pineles magazine interior
Brainstorming Magazine - Cipe Pineles Pioneering female graphic designer from 1930s to 1990s.
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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speedball textbook - Google Search
1950s Type Font Design Alphabet Speedball Ink Typography Book
Cut-in Display Gothic art deco font circa 1938. via tervezőgrafika történet
1950s fonts - Google Search
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. #Signage
Walker Radiator Works, Memphis,TN by gnatallica
Walker Radiator Works, Memphis, TN
Walker Radiator Works Sign - Memphis,TN.
Jack Dempsey's, New York 1967 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Dempsey Restaurant, York Cities, Photo Shared, New York, Jack O'Connel, York 1967, First Date, Broadway, Jack Dempsey
New York City, 1967 © John Williamson. FuckYeahVintage-Retro
Thoughts on Boxing, Boxers and Fights: Jack Dempsey's Broadway Restaurant
Jack Dempsey's, New York, 1967 one of my first dates here.
jack dempsey restaurant
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