custom lettering

Lettering classic artists from the 50's, 60's and 70's

Good morning everyone,
First of all I want to congratulate you for this group, I have learnt a lot from all of you and your daily posts about sing painting.
I am running a research on "signs" from the 50's, 60's, and 70's, I have found a lot of classic designs of lettering in advertising but I am looking for the artists' names who created those beautiful letters. I would like to know if you can provide some information for me.
I really appreciate your help.
Kindly regards,
Felipe Calderón

Custom-Lettered Antique Treasures

I don't know how many of you are already aware this exists, but the British Library has a ton of amazing scans of 19th century text & illustrations on Flickr. They're fascinating to browse through but also incredibly useful since by now they're all well into the public domain. Some of the illustrations are just begging to be used by amateur poster designers, and there's plenty of treasures for font artists looking for ideas and a HUGE challenge! (I highly doubt anything close to many of these hand-lettered titles exists in digital typeface form)

So far one of my absolute favorites is this old book cover, I would kill for a font like the one used in the main title!

floatworks logo crit


Any thoughts/suggestions with this logo here for an established floatation tank relaxation company?

The work was through a friend of mine, he's the web designer and wanted something 'floaty, but business-like' or thereabouts. I did originally try a 'fl' ligature but it didn't really work – it forced the curve of the top of the 'f' to be too wide.

Any thoughts would be most welcome.