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Bill Rose is documentary photographer who strives to capture and preserve the increasingly endangered beauty of American vintage signs through his work. The main focus of his Recapturist collection is the Google-inspired neon signage favored by many local businesses during the mid-1900s. Although this Mid-Century Modern architectural movement originated in Southern California, its influence can be found in almost every corner of the Unites States. As a result, much of his free time is spent exploring the nearly forgotten two-lane highways and back roads of America on a never ending quest to document these roadside treasures before they all fall victim to progress...
Food packaging is something we don't generally take much notice of because it is something we see everyday, even though some food wrappers have an incredible design and great typography. Over the years packaging has totally changed, although some brands have only gone through very minor changes and haven't moved away from the original typeface and/or design they originally launched with many years ago. This showcase presents the vintage and modern packaging of a small selection of some the worlds most known chocolate bars.
Back during WWII many of the messages the US and British government stressed to their public were limited in the medium they could be relayed, and were left with few options including radio, newspapers and posters. The posters are now described as "propaganda posters" as the posters addressed particular subjects but omitted certain information to give some extra weight to the issue at hand. Aside from the powerful messages they portray, the design and typography in these posters is something to marvel at, which is why we have compiled a small handful of them for you to look at.
Beer advertisements have always been pretty inspirational. From the 1900's all the way up to today, photographers, artists and designers have always experimented and found new ways to come up with some wonderful advertising campaigns. We have collected a bunch of vintage beer ads that were used throughout the twentieth century, from well-known beers and lagers to some not so well-known ones. What is your favourite ad here, and why? Like this topic? Then check out the following book: "Read Me: A Century of Classic American Book Advertisements".
Vintage is a design genre that is being covered in all aspects of media in recent months, whether it is for the web or printed media you most likely have stumbled upon a piece of vintage design. Activities such as burlesque has had a huge revival and this has contributed to the surge in vintage design as it has attracted many people to the imagery of the 40's and 50's. Here is a small collection of twenty interesting and inspiring pieces of art from people such as Peter Driben, who was responsible for the pin-up style covers on magazines such as Titter, Wink and Eyeful.