See and Share Vintage Typography Around the Globe

Fontly helps preserve "an incredibly important aspect of the world’s visual heritage."

by / November 27, 2012
Photo via Fontly/JeremyElrod

A Web and iPhone app is bringing vintage typography into the digital age -- by allowing users to snap photos of the throwback fonts and upload them for display on a map. 

Fontly, as the app is appropriately called, allows users to traverse the globe, so to speak, but allowing them to see signs in various cities around the globe, such as the one above of Payne's Furniture in Nashville, and the photo below of the Creme Cirage a la Cire in Provence, France.

The app also helps preserve an incredibly important aspect of the world’s visual heritage. 

Photo of Payne's Furniture sign in Nashville via Fontly/JeremyElrod; photo of the Creme Cirage a la Cire in Provence, France via Fontly/ostromentsky

Jessica Mulholland Former Web Editor/Photographer

Jessica Mulholland served as the Web editor of Government Technology magazine from October 2012 through September 2017. She worked for the Government Technology editorial team for nearly 10 years.