Monday, April 21, 2014

Soul Music Vintage Advertising

Soul Ads on flickr Here: Soul Ad's

Botany Mills

Below is all imagery I could find throughout the internet on a clothing company making shirts, slacks, and ties, Botany Mills. Opened 1887 in Passaic, New Jersey, and site of the 1926 Passaic Textile Strike along with other woolen mills in the area. The company barely survived the great depression, then was bought in 1954 by Daroff and Sons. I can't find any information about the advertising company associated, but the work is great. The company also hired Otto Messmer (originator of Felix the cat) to make animated TV commercials with the Botany Lamb character. From what I have found it looks to be the very first American animated commercial advertisement in 1941 broadcast to less that 5000 television sets. If anyone has more information, I left a few links in the comments section, please add to it.

American Magazine Advertisements:

Vintage Advertising from American magazines, looks like 1930's through 1950's based off the style. More on Vistascope.


great lettering coming out of Minneapolis. More from flickr here.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014

1950's Italian Typography

More info on Print Magazine.

Hype folder: Pinterest

Various good work from typography on pinterest


Broadway, Typeface by Morris Fuller Benton in 1928. More info at Print Magazine.