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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

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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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Chromeography gladly welcomes photo submissions. I’m especially looking for images of badges not already shown on the site, as well as non-automotive objects, such as cameras, appliances, electronics, and bicycles. All images are credited. Please include:

1. Your name (or the name of the original photographer or source)
2. Your website, if applicable (or the source page)
3. The make, model, and year of the object, if available

Submit your highest resolution photo! To maintain the quality of the collection I only publish images at 1000px wide or larger.