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Piz Nair

Vintage poster for the Piz Nair skiing area in St Moritz, Switzerland, c.1950 by Wolfgang  Hausmann.

Via Modernizor.

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Harpers Bazaar, 1949

Cover of Harpers Bazaar, July 1949.

Via Modernizor.

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Japanese 007 Thunderball poster

Japanese posters are always better.

Via Honey Rider.

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Pittsburg visible writing machine

The Pittsburg visible-writing machine (1895-1917).

AKA a typewriter.

Part of the NYPL’s Turn-of-the-Century Posters collection.

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Sweden Sans

Sweden Sans

Söderhavet develop Sweden Sans, a national font for Sweden.

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Pye

Illustration by Archie Dickens for Pye Radio and Television, c.1950s.

Via Honey Rider.

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Typeface Mechanics

Tobias Frere-Jones reflects on the nuances of the “overshoot”, among other topics related to the logic and optics of type design, in Typeface Mechanics.

Via Quipsologies.

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Das Creative Haus

Cool architectural alphabet GIFs from Florian Schommer.

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Behind the seen

Vintage London Underground poster, Behind the seen; at London’s service, by James Fitton, 1948.

Via Generic.

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Alex H

Society Management model card for Alex H.

Via The English Group.

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