Sign Language — Imprint

In Despicable reader on February 2, 2012 at 1:35 pm

These simple silk-screened signs from the late 1930s or early 1940s say a lot about the English language and American mores of the times. In just a few words one can guess what kind of establishment (cafe/bar) it was and even speculate as to the clientele. And questions are asked to: Why are ladies not allowed to sit at the bar? Why is dancing prohibited? What strata of establishment would hang such well branded signs? Why blue?

via Sign Language — Imprint-The Online Community for Graphic Designers.


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