There are only 26 letters in the English language, and yet so much that can be done with them.
There’s just something unique about vintage and retro typography. I could spend hours looking at all the different styles.
1908 Sears, Roebuck Catalogue
I was clearing out a garage a couple weeks ago for an older lady and found an old 1908 Sears, Roebuck catalog catalogue in among some junk.
I immediately brought it home and started thumbing through the pages.
Did you know you could buy tombstones from Sears? Blacksmith tools? Home dental equipment? A swastika hat pin? Lithium tablets?
Amazing Retro and Vintage Type
Anyhow, among the velocipedes and stereoscopes was some amazing vintage type.
The headings are very bold. There’s even a touch of art deco thrown in (see the armchair page below).
I wanted to share a few of the pages (out of over 1100 pages!) I pulled from the catalog, so I scanned a few of the highlights.
The images and fonts below were created pre-1923, so they are public domain.
PS: My favorite is the “automatic liquid pistol”. Read the suggested uses.