Advertising supplement from 1880: sweet typography

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9 Responses to “Advertising supplement from 1880: sweet typography”

  1. JM Solé says:

    Also, Chris Ware. First thing I thought of even though I’m a type designer.

  2. Joe Williams says:

    Joseph Campbell’s Beefsteak. Eat your bliss.

  3. penguinchris says:

    Some dude with an awesome outfit and a twirly mustache slaved over this design for days, hand-producing everything (these days a similarly-dressed dude in Brooklyn probably does the same thing). Great stuff.

    My eye was immediately drawn to HECKERS self-rising flour, was disappointed (my last name is Hacker).

  4. Art says:

    The hand lettering is magnificent , as are the colors and overall design.

  5. Illudium_Phosdex says:

    From the days when corporate logos were beautifully designed instead of being abstract patches of God knows what, and when company names told the reader about the product instead of being meaningless two-syllable sound blobs.  Love this stuff.

  6. semiotix says:

    Pfff, what kind of hoity-toity smooth-handed crowd is this merchant selling his wares to? Prepackaged soap?! Real Americans make their own, out of bar lead and starch.

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