Brian Larson

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Tobacco and baseball on deck for this morning. Tiger had bold labels and I see their tins from time to time while hunting. #typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #vintageadvertising #vintagelabel

Typography found while junkin'

Check out the patterns and illustrations on these transit passes. They look like mini letterpress posters. It would be cool to blow them up to poster size. #typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #vintageadvertising #ephemera

Two-fer one look. Both pre-prohibition and chock full of great type. #typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #vintagelabel #breweriana #vintageadvertising

Oh, hello Columbus Brewing Company of Columbus, Nebraska. Where have you been hiding? Don't be shy, there are plenty of folks who'll find inspiration in you today. #typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #vintagelabel #breweriana

Still one of my favorites. I distinctly recall this card buried in a clutter of ephemera and I saw a sliver of that star type. Little did I know how amazing the rest was until it was revealed. I paid $.75 which is amazing considering the age. One man's trash is another man's treasure. #typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #vintageadvertising

Behold the Phoenix has risen from near extinction. #typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #vintagelabel #vintageadvertising

Sharing this handsome devil with you. I did some Photoshop revival on him and he has a new palette, enhanced textures and some kick to make him pop on Instagram. #typehunter #typehunterevival #vintageadvertising #billhead

There is just something about the 1880s that keeps on grabbing my attention. So many fascinating examples.#typehunter #vintageadvertising #1880s #victorianera

Turner Classic Movies letterhead and business card design by Joel Templin while at Charles S. Anderson Design #typehunter #typehunterarchive #csadesign

Lithographic specimen sample sheet c.1890s #typehunter #vintageadvertising #billhead

Still one of my favorite labels seen to date. Classy to the edges. #typehunter #vintageadvertising #vintagelabel

So bad and yet so good. #typehunter #vintageadvertising #lettering

Both tins have just the right amount of label left in them and that Yale lockup is something else. 😍 #typehunter #vintageadvertising #vintagelabel #coffee

If you've ever wondered why I hunt for type, it's because of treasures like this. Porter's Salve was formulated in 1916 in Piqua, Ohio. It was sold door-to-door by salesman with no formal advertising. It has relied mostly on word of mouth. The product was recommended as a "beneficial application for bruises, rough and cracked skin caused by inclement weather, insect bites, sunburn and local irritations." I happen to think it's most beneficial on the eyes as it is a beautiful example of typography and package design. I'm proud to display this original piece of #ohioquality on the shelf. This is why I search for unknown gems. #typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #vintage packaging #vintageadvertising

Stop & Go With Confidence a juicy little matchbook cover that was tucked away in a studio drawer. Lot's of punch in that tiny rectangle. #typehunter #vintageadvertising #matchbook

Captured by @mttwhlly Beautiful caps with a monogram front and center. #typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #vintageadvertising

Reminder that sewer covers and traps deserve looking good. #typehunter #vintageadvertising #ohioquality #billhead

Commemorative poster designed on the occasion of Charles S. Anderson speaking at the Austin Initiative of Graphic Awesomeness on June 24, 2015. Speakers are invited to design the poster in whatever way they choose as long as it says "Awesome" somewhere. Soon to adorn the studio walls. #typehunter #csadesign #frenchpaperco #poster

Gorgeous branding by @chadmichaelstudio I've always enjoyed magic and am a huge Houdini nerd, so this piece hits a home run for me. #typehunter #lettering #magic

T.H.Co. Original Trademark #typehunter

Yes to the palette. #typehunter #lettering #speedball

Let's just say when it comes to using layers to get that Type Hunter look...they are my best friends. Progress on this lettered piece tonight while the fireworks pop in the distance. There might just be a tutorial on this one. #typehunter #typehuntertechniques #lettering #vintageadvertising

T.H.Co. Standard #typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #vintageadvertising

Today's patriotism runs local to my heartland. Collaboration with the infinitely talented @allanpeters and I'm breathing the fresh freedom in the air from the front porch. #typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #makemore #happy4th #ohioquality

Pre-prohibition era lettering for a product that tasted like beer without the intoxicating qualities. #typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #vintageadvertising #breweriana

Farqhar Iron Age badge that I found as a black and white logo and did some weathering to. #typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #vintageadvertising

Foil stamped labels will always get my attention. Ones with scripts and patterns like this, even more so. Discovered by @byegonelabels #typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #foilstamp #vintagelabel

Still one of my favorite pieces from the archive. I picked this up in northern Ohio and instantly fell in love with the layout of type and the metallic ink surrounding the lettering. Not a single thing could be changed. #typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #vintageadvertising #vintagelabel #ohioquality

If I purchased it, the studio walls would be wearing it and not me. Curse you RRL and your wonderfully seductive, vintage designs. #typehunter #rrl #bandanna #workwear