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Vintage Book Labels

I found this site and thought it was interesting. Thought I would share.

Scroll down to see the labels.

Gallery of Book Trade Labels


Thanks for posting, Sharon.

Very inspiring. Some of these types could turn out to be really cool and modern if we were to retrace them-especially the Sans.

Love the one with "Kitazawa booksore", with Jap Kanji on it -great label!


Thanks, these are really nice!

I'm glad you liked them. I love this kind of work.


These are very nice. So much nicer than all the dead lifeless and boring modern sans based designs of today. Thanks for sharing.

OMG--what a beautiful collection, thanks for sharing the link.
i am using one of those labels as newfound inspiration for the overhauling of my visual identity...will post soon with a picture--Thank You!

okay, here's a pic of the inspiration from the site Sharon linked to:

and here's a pic showing my concept I will bring to the graphic designer:

the gray square is holding the spot where my mark will go.
i don't want to hijack this thread, so i'll post these pics over in the "critique" and "identify" sections, so i can hopefully get some feedback, as well as identify the fonts used in the original.