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GG1onFordsDTandI
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« Reply #15 on: August 18, 2013, 01:44:05 PM »

Nice idea. You might find this useful http://archive.org/stream/posteradvertisin00hawk#page/n23/mode/2up and http://archive.org/stream/indianapolisindi1923polk#page/662/mode/2up they come from this site http://archive.org/details/texts
Searching for 'city directory' seems to bring up some useful texts from a variety of eras.

RL Polk City Directories were a useful item, for sales advertising, buying, or finding an person. Predated your yellow pages. All streets and addresses in alpha/numeric order in one section, and who lived there, the next section was names in order, and where they lived, Later a section was added with telephone numbers in numerical order who they belonged to and where they lived. Polk became the largest information gathering service in the world, specializing in demographics today, they produce mailing lists used to decide who gets what junk mail, or where a new advertisement will do the most good. I did work for RL Polk directory division making maps /mounting maps to cloth, sorting, and creating cross references for millions of file cards. But got this cut book from before that, at my graphics school when a digital graphics teacher decided soon no one would ever use key lines, or film, ever again  Huh? Roll Eyes, IE that teacher was a pompous idiot.
I didnt pursue my graphic career long, the dishonesty expected of me in producing ads often went beyond what I felt was true and fair. That, combined with companies who basically want to design their own ad, but use your name on their "ART" drove me away. My art was truly mine again, I don't regret it. Progressive attitude towards ad design today is refreshing, but I think the average graphic designers today, also lack the a base in "the old rules" of ad design.
The last young guy I talked to who claimed the title Graphic Designer, didn't know what a calligraphy pen was till I described it. He looked horrified. Told me he liked Uniball pens for inking. Angry    Amerika at its best Cry.
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« Reply #16 on: August 24, 2013, 09:13:50 PM »

I haven't forgotten about the sheets. I'm still compiling them.  Grin
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