Vintage Type & Design

By The Type Hunter | Inspiring typography, advertising and ephemera captured in the wild of Antique Shops, Flea Markets and the far corners of the Web. View discoveries, findings, and original creations of Keith Tatum, the Type Hunter. #typehunter http://pinterest.com/slingthought http://dribbble.com/keithtatum

Little Mountain Print Shoppe: Locally Crafted, Curated by Windstream

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Specimen study released into the wild by Keith Tatum #typehunter

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So I had this beauty in my grasp. I let go when I saw the near $100 price tag. Admiration is free. #typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #vintageadvertising #tobacciana

Something weird is coming this way. I'll give you a hint...it has to do with weird stuff I've been digging lately. #typehunter #comingsoon #weirdcollaboration

“I have a magical story to share with this post. A few years back while digging around on Flickr, I came across the creative work of…”

There she is, the Queen City Printing Ink Co. badge. She was out of Cincinnati and left her mark on many letterpress and lithographic works. She wins the award for holding standard high for #ohioquality #typehunter #vintageadvertising #vintageprint #billhead

I'm not really sure I get what's happening here, but I like it. #typehunter #vintageillustration

Definitely a good looking, vibrant label out of Brooklyn. #typehunter #vintageadvertising #vintagelabels #breweriana

How about this trio of ads adorning the cover of a 1940s New York National League score card? Between innings you could smoke Between The Acts cigars. #typehunter #vintageadvertising #baseballephemera

Wow on the type and numerals. Well done, 1892 typography. #typehunter #vintagetypography

I enjoy finding old things that are new to me like the interior of this baseball scorecard. They were popular during the 1940s and 50s. They're fun to look at because the often contained illustrations and wonderful lettered type. I also find the simple use of color, like this red and blue combo, to be a creative way to make most of a limited palette. #typehunter #vintageadvertising #baseballephemera #scorecards

Can't get enough of the powerhouse layouts used in Sinclair gasoline ads. I found the Power-X ad on the left and it lead to further digging. They were packed with dynamic type, simple illustrations and eye snatching colors. #typehunter #sinclair #vintageadvertising #petroliana

Home Light Oil advertising card with a great type lockup. Good looking drop shade in there as well. I definitely appreciate the color scheme. #typehunter #vintageadvertising

“Bad Neighborhood promotional poster by @houseindustries that reminds me of @printmafiaofficial #typehunter”

There it is. The merge of Emigre and @houseindustries Easily one of the raddest covers. Posted by @createdbysouth #typehunter #houseindustries #emigre

Freaky scribbles #typehunter #sketches #yesyoucandraw

Importer of Watches and Diamonds trade card with a seriously killer diamond illustration front and center. #typehunter #tradecard #vintageadvertising

Analog vs. Digital #typehunter #typehunterarchive #houseindustries

C.S.A. Design collage loaded with clipped advertising art. One of my favorite pieces. #typehunter #typehunterarchive #csadesign #charlessanderson

Huntings & Gatherings No 8. Objects I have found or have been given. #typehunter #huntingsandgatherings #typehunterarchive #knolling #flatlays #cornellchallenge

Huntings & Gatherings No 7. Objects I have found or have been given. #typehunter #huntingsandgatherings #typehunterarchive #knolling #flatlays #cornellchallenge

Huntings & Gatherings No 6. Objects I have found or have been given. #typehunter #huntingsandgatherings #typehunterarchive #knolling #flatlays #cornellchallenge

Huntings & Gatherings No 5. Objects I have found or have been given. #typehunter #huntingsandgatherings #typehunterarchive #knolling #flatlays #cornellchallenge

Huntings & Gatherings No 4. Objects I have found or have been given. #typehunter #huntingsandgatherings #typehunterarchive #knolling #flatlays #cornellchallenge

Huntings & Gatherings No.3. Objects I have found or have been given. #typehunter #huntingsandgatherings #typehunterarchive #knolling #flatlays #cornellchallenge

Huntings & Gatherings No. 2. Objects I have found or have been given. #typehunter #huntingsandgatherings #typehunterarchive #knolling #flatlays #cornellchallenge

Huntings & Gatherings No. 1. Objects I have found or have been given. #typehunter #huntingsandgatherings #typehunterarchive #knolling #flatlays #cornellchallenge

Some paper labels and reference from my archive. Everything from beer, whiskey, tobacco, ammonia and more. #typehunter #vintagelabels #vintageadvertising #typehunterarchive

Skeeter and Wolfie details #typehunter #weirdos