Archive for the ‘Retro’ Category

Old type


  A Flickr set devoted to old type specimen books. If you are looking for some typographic inspiration and want to get something that no one else has (because it is not on a computer), then have a look at these. Also, this Flickr set has matchbook covers from the 1950s, mainly Eastern European. Advertisements

Cool old stuff


This print is from a book with the longest title ever: Encyclopaedia Londinensis; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature, Comprehending, Under One General Alphabetical Arrangement, all the Words and Substance of Every Kind of Dictionary Extant in the English Language . In which the Improved Departments of the Mechanical Arts, the Liberal Sciences, […]

These old Russian posters are very cool and very clever. This one says Alcohol – Socially Dangerous. If you have found this page by searching “anti-alcohol posters” –  just out of interest – what were you expecting to find? I seem to get a lot of you!