Aug 07, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
As we’ve mentioned before, vintage signage can be such a great source of graphic inspiration and visual direction. The Stylesight team recently stumbled across this amazing photo series of old U.S. railroad train graphics.
Finding authentic vintage signage and logo graphics can be a welcome visual aid when designing new apparel graphics, badges or branding elements. These logos give great insight into graphic composition and layout, which are fantastic to reference when designing.
This collection has the added bonus of having real aged and distressed looks, great for getting inspiration to achieve authentic-looking vintage print and artwork techniques. Color and texture is another highlight in this photo series with most of the graphics deteriorating over time with the effects of rust and sun damage.
View more of these amazing photos on William 74 flickr set.
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