Tuesday, September 21, 2010

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Found! A mini collection of weekly Milwaukee bus passes between the years of 1930–1979. I would love to know more about the keeper of these—certainly the owner held a steady job.

The transit system changed names over the course of 40 years as did the design; great shifts in color palettes and typographic sensibilities. We've got some great fluorescent inks that my scanner couldn't capture...

The Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company > T.M.E.R.& T. Co. > Milwaukee & Suburban Transport Corporation > The Transport Co. > Milwaukee County Transit System


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a refresher of who and what was in the news 100 years ago + Washington's teeeeth. thank you Library of Congress for keeping me off the streets.

9 comments:

Erika said...

These color combos are absolutely stunning!

la casita said...

Wauw...they found the right owner!
:)

pat said...

pretty awesome collection. thanks for the great time. mama

Annie Wang said...

sooooo pretttty

walters83 said...

Amazing colours, thanks so much for taking the time and effort to upload them and share them with us all.

Toktokada said...

wahouh !!! this is really great ! What a find.

kindra said...

thanks for your comments! i'm quite nutty about them too.

eliza said...

A MA ZING !

PosterBoy said...

Hi. I would be really interested in talking to you about reproducing these as large print posters for the UK market. Could I have your Email address. Mine is damiansmith@vcg-colourlink.com

Thanks

Damian