Categories Elements of Lettering lettering lettering, typography, alphabets, stonework Typographic ephemera Railway typography – French Post author By John Pitt Post date 11/01/2011 2 Comments on Railway typography – French Something I kept from a trip from Paris to Venice a long time ago. These placards were placed on the outside of the carriage so you knew where you were heading. An interesting variety of typefaces. Any ideas as to names… Rate this:Share this:EmailPocketFacebookRedditPrintTwitterLinkedInPinterestTumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related Tags ephemera, lettering, Typography By John Pitt Artist and Creative View Archive → ← Brand design/typography and the LNER → Ephemera – the beauty of packaging 2 replies on “Railway typography – French” I remember noticing the layout and typography of this placard at Paris Gare de Lyon…1972. In those times, I collected paper ephemera, labels from tins and food, matchboxes, and objets trouvees. I still have a small corner chunk of marble engraved with a Roman street name. What else have you collected? Hi Carrie – if you look through the blog you will find other examples of printed ephemera – much like you I collected bits and pieces through the years. My passion is letterpress though. Happy New Year. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.