Junk Type: Typography – Lettering – Badges – Logos


Junk Type: Typography - Lettering - Badges - Logos Author Bill Rose
ISBN-10 0789332655
ISBN-13 9780789332653
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 192
Language English
Publisher Universe
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A graphic compendium of vintage American design and typography Junk Type is a project driven by the passion of one man to document a disappearing aspect of American culture Bill Roseaka Recapturistis a photographer and designer who has spent the last decade traveling across America looking for junkyards yard sales antique stores and other unlikely sources of inspiration to capture examples of postwar American typography and design before theyre lost forever Bringing together more than 400 images this invaluable book is a visual history of postwar America told through the distinct typography icons badges and branding of the countrys industrial heritage From Art Decoinspired fonts and unique handmade cursive lettering to illustrated insignia and clean graphic logos bearing the influence of European design of the 1960s these pictures together represent an encyclopedic reference of creative typefaces and graphics With each photograph representing just a detailan embossed logo a specially created icon or an advertising sloganthis book captures the optimism and pragmatism of a golden age of American industrial creativity and distills it into a charming resource for anyone with an eye or nostalgia for vintage design

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