A photo compendium of antique American layout and typography.
Junk Type is a undertaking pushed via the eagerness of 1 guy to file a disappearing side of American tradition. Invoice Rose—aka Recapturist—is a photographer and fashion designer who has spent the decade touring throughout The usa in search of junkyards, backyard gross sales, antique shops, and different not likely assets of notion to seize examples of postwar American typography and layout ahead of they’re misplaced eternally.
Bringing in combination greater than 400 pictures, this helpful e-book is a visible historical past of postwar The usa, advised throughout the particular typography, icons, badges, and branding of the rustic’s business {heritage|historical past|background}. From Artwork Deco–impressed fonts and distinctive hand-crafted cursive lettering to illustrated insignia and blank photo emblems bearing the affect of Eu layout of the Sixties, those photos in combination constitute an encyclopedic reference of ingenious typefaces and pics.
With every photograph representing only a element—an embossed emblem, a especially created icon, or an promoting slogan—this e-book captures the optimism and pragmatism of a golden age of American business creativity and distills it into a captivating useful resource for somebody with a watch (or nostalgia) for antique layout.