For fans of retro Americana, an Etsy seller going by the name of lacklustreco has a good stock of Vintage Gas Station Numbers available to buy.
They have a variety of numbers in various sizes; medium measuring 12 inches tall by 7.5 inches wide, large 20 by 12.75 and the enormous XL size 30 by 16. The exact age of the signs isn’t given, but they are vintage so have various degree of weathering that adds to their character.
They are priced $16, $26 and $52, although adding shipping costs will inevitably push the price up especially to send them anywhere outside of the USA. Buy them from Etsy.
London in Letters Canvas should appeal to London lovers as well as anyone interested in typography. The canvas is a montage of photographs of words seen around London.
Street signs for iconic locations such as Carnaby Street, Camden Lock and the Old Bailey are mixed with tube,road and venue signs, commemorative plaques and colourful graffiti, which gives it a slightly eighties look. The square canvas is available in four sizes, 41cm priced £69, 61cm for £125, 76cm for £199 and 101cm for £299. The latter two sizes are limited editions so are numbered.
Buy the London in Letters Canvas from Mooch.
If you want to recreate a 1970s bar in the corner of your lounge, then Bar Era is the place to go for vintage barware.
Their website stocks a vast array of glasses, trays, ice buckets, ashtrays and signs. The stock is arranged by theme according to which part of a bar it belongs to, such as the cocktail lounge, public bar, smoking or games room, but you can also browse by era or by brand. If you are based in London or the south east of England, Bar Era also offer a hire service should you wish to borrow some vintage pieces for a special event.
To see their current stock, visit the Bar Era website.
The black and white typography of these Light Traffic Only mugs makes for a great graphic look. Peer a bit closer and you'll realise the mugs are covered with the names of villages in North Essex and surrounding area and the design is in fact inspired by old white village signposts which are gradually disappearing from the countryside.
The product is the combined work of illustrator Michelle Thompson and graphic designer Gareth Wild. This unusual design is also available on tea towels.
These mugs cost £7.
Buy them from 59 High Street