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I would like to know what the font is in Black & White. I have shown how the font has been used in the design below. Your help is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!
Vintage metal oil cans are much better than today's plastic oil cans like many other old things! It is more powerful, more impressive, more iconic. These days, the relatively few metal oil cans that survived that familiar pattern have become collectibles. These cans not only served as containers, they also gave oil companies one more opportunity to advertise their brand name and logo. These vintage cans are also really good source for reflecting power of "Public Gothic Family", Antrepo's condensed, vintage and industrial font family.
has anyone done any research on The Flag of Our Union publications from the 1800s?? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Flag_of_Our_Union
there is not much to see online and the archives are really far away from my current town: Buenos Aires, Argentina.
if anyone has any useful links, photos or information i would highly appreciate the share. im particularly interested in production details like what press was used, if its still available at any particular museum and what type they featured for body copy...
from Michael Adkins...
Beginning in January, 1932, Becker, at the request of then-editor E. Thomas Kelly, supplied SIGNS of the Times magazine's new Art and Design section with an alphabet a month, a project predicted to last only two years. Misjuding the popularity of the "series," it instead ran for 27 years, ending finally two months before Becker's death in 1959, for a grand total of 320 alphabets, a nearly perfect, uninterrupted run. In late 1941, almost ten years after the first alphabet was published, 100 of those alphabets were compiled and published in bookform under the title, "100 Alphabets," by Alf R. Becker.
As published in June, 1937, this is the description that accompanied Becker's 66th alphabet, Neonline:
“NEONLINE BLOCK, alphabet No. 66 in Alf R. Becker’s SIGNS of the Times series, is a very bold, modern style for feature display lettering. Care should be taken in the laying out of this alphabet, and every letter should be made as bold as possible...”