Title page from a vintage cook book. Via Flickr.
Via Type vs Time collection on Ink361
Before plastic jugs of milk, milk used to be delivered to your doorstep by a milkman. They came in glass jars with a paper seal on top- the only piece of labeling placed on them to identify the brand and product. It was a very small space to work with, so I was excited to see so many different ways that people utilized the space, all within the same industry. There are so many different ways to approach a design. They’re also great inspiration if you’re working on vintage stamps…or perhaps pogs.
There’s a great set of free woodcut illustrations of vegetables available for use on justsomethingimade. Free to use, public domain images. Who doesn’t love that?
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1888 Strawberry and Seed Ad for Farmers. Via SVA Visual Archives.
Here’s another green bean label, this time by Red Moon. This was made in the 1920s-1930s in Baltimore, Maryland. The lithographer was Simpson & Doeller. To give you a little more perspective, the label is 4.25″ x 11″. You can buy this one for your collection on Etsy.
I love these vintage Butterfly Brand labels. They’re from the 1880s and have a very distinct style. These particular ones are actually up for sale on Etsy for very reasonable prices. Buy the Pumpkin one here, and the Bean one here.
Via X-Ray Delta One’s Flickr Page. These are available through X-Ray Delta under the Creative Common’s License, so if you use the images as-is, be sure to give some love to the source :) I came across these via Dandy Bread & Candy (a super cute blog).