Type Spy: Vintage Clothing Sale

My girlfriend and I recently went to the CAFTCAD Movie Wardrobe Sale, held at the Pinewood studios on Commissioners St. The prices are always fair, and there are vintage costumes and clothing as well as other vintage items for purchase. I expected to find some neat type on old ads, but not labels! It was neat seeing so many different scripts done up in thread. Most of the pieces are from the 40's and 50's, the first find was a red scarf with a pretty interesting looking script on it. ENJOY!   Reda Scarf


  Bard's - Toronto

  Buddy Suites by Nannette

  Custom Tailored Knits

  Wendy Lane

  I also found some vendors selling vintage advertising, I love finding these kinds of things at antique shows. What designer doesn't like looking at vintage ad examples, with their clean layouts, detailed illustrations, and use of hand lettering? There were some really neat examples of fabric advertisements from the 40's, each one had a different way of presenting their wares (Not pictured, I was eventually asked to not take too many pictures).




  This last example is another reason why I love vintage advertising. The copy from that time period is always worth a chuckle.

  "Smooth Men"

  If you have some type finds that you'd like to share, please email them our way!