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Lettering: Gaspipe

This style of lettering was most common in the 1930s–50s, but used up to the 1980s. It’s typified by a simple, almost modular construction of even strokes and rounded corners on a rectangular grid (think pipes!). Signpainters & 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 gaspipe lettering. Sometimes strokes end at a jaunty angle, but mostly its fairly straightforward. Gas-pipe style fonts: http://j.mp/ZyI1zT
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Careless Words May Cause Disaster - World War II Poster

Careless Words May Cause Disaster - World War II Poster - Anonymous

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vintage everyday: 40 Hilarious Vintage STD Propaganda Posters from World War II

40 Hilarious Vintage STD Propaganda Posters from World War II

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vintage everyday: 40 Hilarious Vintage STD Propaganda Posters from World War II

40 Hilarious Vintage STD Propaganda Posters from World War II

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Schrift: Geschrieben, Gezeichnet, und Angewandt, Ernst Bentele, Karl Gröner Verlag, Ulm-Söflingen, Germany, n.d. (ca. 1953)

“Schrift” by Ernst Bentele, p52

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Schrift: Geschrieben, Gezeichnet, und Angewandt, Ernst Bentele, Karl Gröner Verlag, Ulm-Söflingen, Germany, n.d. (ca. 1953)

“Schrift” by Ernst Bentele

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Schrift: Geschrieben, Gezeichnet, und Angewandt, Ernst Bentele, Karl Gröner Verlag, Ulm-Söflingen, Germany, n.d. (ca.1953)

“Schrift” by Ernst Bentele

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Schrift: Geschrieben, Gezeichnet, und Angewandt, Ernst Bentele, Karl Gröner Verlag, Ulm-Söflingen, Germany, n.d. (ca.1953)

“Schrift” by Ernst Bentele

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Tailor sign by E. Prester of Bielefeld, DE, c.1950s. Laurence Penney Collection.

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“How to make show cards” by Charles Arthur Miller, ca. 1916.

How to make show cards; a practical treatise for the use of retail merchants and their clerks

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Matchbook | by File Photo Digital Archive

Matchbook

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Dairy Queen, Worthington, OH

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Vancouver Neon Signage 02 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Vancouver Neon Signage 02

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The Philadelphia Story titles

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Murray’s Sturgeon Shop, NY. Photo by Lia Bekyan for Hopes&Fears.

13 miles of typography on Broadway, from A to Z

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Peter Ewart, Canadian Rockies (Canadian Pacific) ca.1941

Peter Ewart, Canadian Rockies (Canadian Pacific) 1941

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Texas Centennial Exposition Pass, Dallas, 1936 | by Alan Mays

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1950s political party sign in Baunei, Sardinia.

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Gebrauchsgraphik - International Advertising Art magazine - June 1937, design by S A Watkins | by mikeyashworth

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Alphabet formed by Jesse Collins, Industrial Design Partnership, London, from Lettering of Today, 1937 | by mikeyashworth

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Amazing Mid-century Photographs of San Francisco - Best of Web Shrine

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Sather’s Jewelry, Roosevelt, UT

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Editorial spread from Charm, January 1954 issue, pages 128-129, photographed by William Helburn

AIGA | Cipe Pineles

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