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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

Layering never gets old #letterpress #woodtype #!

Since he is a new family member, he has been named Bob by my daughters. They think he's slow and old, and also noisy. I explained that his external drive is what's making all the fuss. We fired up MacDraw and he dropped this knowledge on us. #beigebuddybob #typehunter #macintoshplus #macdraw

Picked this guy up earlier today at a bargain price and have never been so happy to see that smiling Mac face when I popped in the boot disk! #typehunter #macintoshplus #vintagemac

Dusted off the 512k and cleared a spot in the studio. #typehunter #macclassic

Your Hand In Mine by @thetypehunter #saturdaynight

If you have this box and are willing to part ways with it, please message me. I'll make it worth your while. #csadesign #csaimages #typehunter #typehunterarchive

Such a crisp execution in this classic catalog advertisement. #typehunter #badgehunting #typehunting #vintageadvertising

Chalk this up for one you won't see often. I recently added this fella from the desktop publishing era to my archive. TYPECASE was a set of fonts for the Mac from the early 1990s that had ties to Adobe. The original package design shown, which I happen to love, was created by Brand Design and features halftone photos of a woodtype case. All the diskettes are intact with the original seal sticker that, upon breaking, was an acceptance of the software use license. I can't recall the original price back then, but I know I wanted it for my old Mac Performa. #typehunter #vintagetype #fontcollections #typediskette #desktoppublishing #adobe #fontdisks #houseindustries

Hubba hubba. Old advertising cut I found. #typehunter #vintageadvertising

Early morning type collage to clear my head for the day. #typehunter #collage

Milwaukee transport passes from the 40s. Dig those crazy palette and type combos. Google them and you'll see more inspiration. #typehunter #vintageprint #vintageadvertising

So good and love the composition. By @meat_and_3 #typehunter #goodprint

Nice line work in the illustration and funny how much things have changed. I guess it's context. Nowadays you get a feeling of uneasiness when you see a picture that has guns and airplanes flying overhead. Back then this pamphlet was probably in a seat back pocket of the plane. #typehunter #vintageadvertising

Remix of my previous post. #typehunter #collage

Speedball price examples #typehunter #signwriting #handlettering

One of my favorites. This piece is a collage by Charles Spencer Anderson using mixed media. He did this work over top a page from the Minneapolis phone book filled with "Andersons." I enjoy the warm palette, layered texture and, of course, the vintage advertising illustration. #typehunter #typehunterarchive #csadesign #collage #vintageadvertising

Official Type Hunter soap#typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #cleantype

Fasten Seatbelt by @thetypehunter #collage

More French and C.S.A. Design goodies for the #typehunterarchive #typehunter #frenchpaper #csadesign #csaimages

Beautiful layout of type and illustrations, but I can't help but wonder if the ammo was a paper sack full of damp spit wads. #typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #vintageadvertising

My first thought was eww gross, carpet moths. Next I thought, how do you explain to your father-in-law that you work at the Mexican Roach Food factory? Last I thought, man that's a pretty sweet two color job on a craft colored stock. #typehunter #badgehunting #typehunting #vintagelabel

Ughhhhh, you know you're old when you remember configuring modem settings and downloading fonts via Emigre's Now Serving system, or simply installing fonts from diskette. This spread is from a small stack of Emigre catalogs in my archive. #typehunter #typehunterarchive #fontcollections #typespecimens #emigre

More goods arrived yesterday for the Type Hunter Archives. This bundle of House Industries catalogs and Las Vegas poster will be fun to flip through. #typehunter #typehunting #typehunterarchive #houseindustries #typespecimens

I continue to be blown away by the generosity and thoughtful gifts followers send me. Today's mail included these fantastic C.S.A. Design and French Paper ads. Folks know I collect both and I guess it's a sign of gratitude for my persistent, daily finds and shares. To the community and friends, I thank you. #typehunter #typehunterarchive #csadesign #frenchpaper

I love when things are simple but pack a punch like this little guy. It's like a billboard that fits in your pocket. #typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #vintagematches

There they are. Most if not all of the folks who shaped my comprehension of art, design and visual communications. There's a bit of each of them in everything I create or seek out. You really should spend some time contemplating who and what played a role in shaping your visual vocabulary. I'm curious as to who influenced you most?

This vintage business card was too righteous to keep to myself. How about the balance of the illustration with that serif face? Classy. #typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #vintagelogo

Death Dodgers by @thetypehunter #typehunter #collage

Look at the punch that lowercase n delivers. #typehunter #typehunting #badgehunting #vintagelabel #breweriana