|I have a thing for snow-capped letters in case it wasn't clear by now. And it's no coincidence I married a glaciologist. I do love the snowfall. Here is a small collection of ephemera with snow-covered letters to add to the holiday spirit. If it must be cold outside, at least we can celebrate the beauty of winterized letters. |
Oh, and that new seasonal masthead above? It is a 1975 snowed-under version of Gill Sans Bold which you can find here.
Sidenote: the Snow Shoe brand tobacco label above is one of my favorites from the Letterology archives. It is partially cropped, but I believe it must be a wrapper from a box of tobacco, like the one Mr. Snow Shoe guy happens to be also carrying with his picture on the front.
|Polar bears making polar beer on the Klemm Lager beer label from 1877. From Captain Geoffrey Spaulding's Flickrstream.|
|Eskimo Pie 12 Pack label from 1984. With such tight leading, the snow never had a chance to collect on the heads and shoulders of this type. The Zero wrapper below is from the 1920s and 30s. Only 1 cent! Both of these labels are from Jason Liebig's Flickrstream.|
|Another eBay find I missed out on. An 1898 trade card from the Leibig series on Winter sport ski-race-fishing. Who knew?|
|From an essay on The History of Flour Milling in Washington State from HistoryLink.org. This Snow Drift brand flour sack is from Dayton, Washington, circa 1900.|