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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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1955–59 Jaguar 3.4-litre (Mark 1) (by Stephen Coles)

I shot this (and many others) today at Classic Remise in Berlin. The renovated tram depot is a massive showcase for antique automobiles, complete with restoration parts dealers and specialist body shops.

Maybe it’s the delirious result of looking at nothing but supermodel cars all day, but I see in this photo a man’s chest overlaid with the shape of a woman’s hips.

Are you delirious about this stuff too? Be among friends! Join us at 2:00 pm this Saturday for glühwein and cookies. Fans of cars and/or letters will gather at Mota Italic in Prenzlauer Berg where the Chromeography exhibition is still on display. With prints from the show for sale and new typography books in the shop it’s the perfect time to get a gift for your car or font loving friend. Or just gift yourself! We won’t judge.

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