Vintage Postcards and Ephemera
April 26, 2009 2:23 PM   Subscribe


 
Someone didn't like that it was a Hospital for the Insane.
posted by StickyCarpet at 2:35 PM on April 26, 2009


Is there a name for this type of style, the sweeping banner headline, usually with "Greetings From..."?
posted by Marky at 3:02 PM on April 26, 2009


Is there a name for this type of style, the sweeping banner headline, usually with "Greetings From..."?

Not sure of the name. It premiered in the 70s with an album by Springsteen. Designers from the past soon copied the style.
posted by hal9k at 3:16 PM on April 26, 2009 [3 favorites]


It shoulddn't go unmentioned that there are many flickr groups dedicated to postcards: tons of great stuff there.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 3:41 PM on April 26, 2009


Today CBS Sunday Morning profiled famed photographer Walker Evan's postcard collection currently being exhibited the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
posted by ericb at 4:24 PM on April 26, 2009


*at the*
posted by ericb at 4:26 PM on April 26, 2009


Moody Blue
posted by punkfloyd at 4:49 PM on April 26, 2009


Is there a name for this type of style, the sweeping banner headline, usually with "Greetings From..."?

Postcard collectors usually call them large letter greetings

http://www.cardcow.com/c/1/large-letter/

http://www.vintagepostcards.org/greeting-c-232.html

I don't know what the designers called them.
posted by interplanetjanet at 9:42 AM on April 27, 2009


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