See and Share Vintage Typography Around the Globe

by / November 27, 2012

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