The happy sign of nostalgia
We love a bit of nostalgia here at Hoodywink. May be it’s because we like to look back on the good times. Back when the hoody was just a lovable rogue and warm companion through life – rather than a lazy byword for shoplifters, muggers and psychotic gang members.
Anyway, when we came across Vintage Signs UK it left us with a warm retro feeling inside. The company is a small family run business based near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, with an outlet in the Lake District, Cumbria, and is pulling the old tin advertising signs out of retirement.
The old metal adverts have a wonderful innocence about them – especially the alcohol and tobacco range – but it’s their great designs, beautiful illustrations and use of typography that make the heart sing.
We’re not suggesting that a hoody would look good with an old Oxo or Sunlight Soap advert slapped across the front but there is certainly inspiration to be found here.