Thursday, September 30, 2010

Vintage America, by Nick Dunlap

I would have to say that one of my biggest inspirations with my work is vintage American culture. Some of my favorite type comes from old diner signs and movie theatre marquees that were so prevalent during the mid 20th century. The type they use is bold and flashy and it makes reference to the 50s and 60s era so well. My favorite part about most of these signs is how old and worn a lot of them look. It tells you that they have been around for a long time and they've seen generations of people come and go. When designers emulate these old signs it makes a very distinct statement. You are talking about a rich culture and history, which I believe can have a really strong impact.

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