Auto Type XXII
- Always a petrol heads dream, Goodwood Festival of Speed didn't disappoint again this year. Although there's a high percentage of new stuff, there's still plenty of oldies. Here's a selection... enjoy!
You can see our full collection of Auto Type here
and if classic cars get your blood pumping, check out our sister blog Super Ninety
for some beauties.
Auto Type XXI
- some home grown and some more exotic examples from Goodwood Breakfast Club and last weekends GRRC classic track day.
I think the Mercedes Unimog has got to be the favourite of this bunch, it's not everyday you see that and I really like the type.
Roll on Summer car shows, to re-stock the Auto Type vaults. In the meantime, check out the rest of my collection here
Auto type XX
- Lots more gorgeous marques including some English, Italian and American classics. I think these were taken at Goodwood Revival
last year, which is always an amazing gathering of classic cars.
It's been a long, long Winter of no car shows, so I'm already looking forward to the new season!
See our previous Auto Type posts here
or check out our full collection on Flickr
Here's some fabulous European, US and Japanese Auto type
to start off the new year. Best enjoyed with a hot drink (or something stronger) and left-over Christmas chocolate!
More fabulous Auto Type from my travels, though I can't actually remember where these were taken. As ever they all have their charms, but it's the goofy, 'Rover 110' type that I'm drawn to the most - I think it's the R and the E, they seem almost hand drawn.
There's plenty more to see in my Auto Type Flickr collection
or see previous Auto Type posts here
Auto Type XVII
- more delicious logos from the world of automobiles. There are some gorgeous big numbers in this selection - my favourite is the 260/V8 at the top.
It's Goodwood Revival this weekend - 3 days of classic racing, so stand by for lots more auto type in the coming weeks!
If you can't wait to see more, take a look at our previous Auto Type posts here
or check out our Flickr set
I have been very busy snapping these fabulous examples of auto type recently - it's a tough job, but someone's got to do it!
As ever, some wonderfully rare examples with many Italian marques today.
See our full Auto Type collection on Flickr here
or look through other Automobilia posts here
Auto Type XV
- As promised, here's the second installment of the auto type I snapped at The Goodwood Festival of Speed. Again some rare beauties like the Chaparral (you don't see many of those around!) and some lovely typography. I love the Renault 3 one - so clumsy it works!
See the full collection here
More fabulous Auto Type
spotted and snapped at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last weekend. It's all about the old cars for me and there were plenty to look at including quite a few rare beasts.
These are only half the auto type pics I took in one day - more to come later in the week!
View our full collection here
and if you're a bit of a petrol head on the quiet, check out the beauties over on Super Ninety
When it was published in 2009 the Murray's estimated that a third of the stores photographed had already closed, so I wonder how many are still open now, or even still standing? It's sad to think of those beautiful old signs being torn down as they add such character to a street, so much nicer than the bland plastic signage we see so much of today.
It's not just in New York either, it's the same story in every city - regeneration, redevelopment it's a never-ending cycle and I know it boosts the local economies, creates jobs and is good for the community, but I like the faded glory.
Two of my favourite places are Manchester and Blackpool, UK - purely for the charm and character of the old buildings and abandoned signage hidden in the back streets.
All images taken from Store Front:The Disappearing Face of Old New York. Copyright James & Karla Murray.
Auto Type XIII
- a few more additions to our auto type collection, including some from a couple of lovely commercial vehicles.
See our full collection here
and if autos are your thing, check out our sister blog Super Ninety
I found these great lettering details from Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
over on BibliOdyssey
. They've collected them from map and map publications dated between 1880 and 1920.
After completing a successful commission preparing insurance maps for the Aetna Insurance Company, surveyor D. A. Sanborn saw their value to the fire insurance industry and established D. A. Sanborn National Insurance Diagram Bureau in New York City,1867.
The lettering above shows how each town/city had a uniquely designed heading, title page or legend. They remind me of the very elaborate Carte-de-Visite
reverses of the same period. I find it interesting that in the late 1800's, companies here in the UK and in the US were producing similar style lettering designs.
Reading some of the typographers comments on BibliOdyssey, I learned the difference between Lettering
(hand-lettering created a purpose, not using pre-designed fonts), Typography
(arranging pre-designed fonts) and Calligraphy
(hand-lettering with a pen or brush). I did know the calligraphy definition but had never really given much thought to what was defined as 'lettering' or 'typography' - you learn something new everyday!Images copyright BibliOdyssey.Via FFFFound.
These wonderful Typewriter logo decals are part of Georg Sommeregger's (Shordzi) collection on Flickr
He has the most amazing typewriter based Flickr sets
I've seen - vintage typewriters, their marketing materials, instruction booklets, advertising as well as collections of British
typewriter ribbon tins.
A real feast of graphics that will keep you staring at your screen for hours!Images copyright Georg Sommeregger.Via @shelfappeal
about London based illustrator, Paul Thurlby
a couple of times over the last couple of years, mainly about his gorgeously retro Alphabet Prints
Well, his illustrated Alphabet has taken on a life of it's own since we last posted. The lovely letters are now available as signed/numbered, limited edition Giclee prints
, as greeting cards
and have just been made into a children's ABC book (below)!Paul Thurlby's Alphabet
will be published by Templar
and released on July 1st. I for one can't wait to get my hands on a copy - I think it's going to be as popular with adults as it will with children.
Pre-order your copy here
for only £8.69!Images copyright Paul Thurlby.
This fantastic chalk lettering is the handy work of Brooklyn based graphic designer, Dana Tanamachi
. Her chalky masterpieces have adorned the walls of The Ace Hotel, NY, The Wes Anderson, Brooklyn and Google's NYC offices among many more
I love her type choices and I'm amazed at the amount of detail and definition she can get from a piece of chalk! As you can see in these time-lapse films
she works completely freehand, sketching and re-sketching to get the desired design (see below).
I would be terrified of smudging it right at the end, or of someone else smudging it! Although that vulnerability does add to their charm.