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In praise of the chrome logos and lettering affixed to vintage automobiles and electric appliances — those unsung metal emblems and badges that are overlooked, forgotten, damaged, lost to time or the dump.

Is this kind of thing up your alley? Check out this short presentation and the exhibition in Berlin.

Under construction. Potholes common. Services minimal. Blame the management.

Best: photography, lettering, badges (overall design)

Color: white, black, gray, silver, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, beige

Era: 1910s, 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s

Car Make: AMC, Alfa Romeo, Austin-Healey, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, DeSoto, Dodge, Ford, Holden, Hudson, International, Jaguar, Karmann Ghia, Lamborghini, Lincoln, Mercedes, Mercury, MG, Morris, Oldsmobile, Packard, Plymouth, Pontiac, Porsche, Studebaker, Volvo, VW

Car Model: 88, 500, 3000, Apache, Bel Air, Camaro, Capri, Charger, Continental, Cougar, Corvette, Custom, Dart, Fairlane, Falcon, Fury, Galaxie, GT, Hornet, Impala, Mustang, Special, SS, V8

Not Car: bicycle, camera, espresso machine, fan, refrigerator, scooter, typewriter

Letter: A, B, H, M, S, V, Z

Lettering Style: romanscript, sans, serif, script, slab, swash | condensed, extended | baseline connection, underline | italic, left leaning

Motif: circle, crown, globe, lightning bolt, rocket, shield, wings

Shift: RSS | All | Random

Exit: Group | Twitter | Badges on eBay | Fonts | More Fonts | This site is set in FF DIN Round.

Logo by Laura Serra.

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Last Friday, we preached the gospel of Chromeography to the citizens of Berlin. Hear the short story of how this site came to be and learn a little bit about car emblem design and history.

Huge thanks to everyone who contributed photos that were featured in these slides. Also, there is still a lot I can learn about this stuff. I’d love to hear from those who worked in the auto industry during the 1940s–1970s or have expertise in car design and branding. You can help make this project better. Contact me.

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