Cassannet: A Dubonnet-Inspired Typeface

This film is promoting the typeface Cassannet, inspired by the iconic Dubonnet triptych found on numerous ghostsigns across France. The campaign was originally designed for the brand by the artist Cassandre and this typeface has been designed by Atipo in Spain. Thank you to Jess over on the University of Wolverhampton Visual Communication blog for passing this to …

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Large hand painted sign on a wall in France advertising Dubonnet

Dubo, Dubon, Dubonet in Paris, 1983

I had to share this as it is a brilliant example of the classic ‘Dubo, Dubon, Dubonnet’ campaign with illustrations in the hand painted form. It was captured by Scott Phillips in Paris in 1983 and, on his blog, he describes how he was able to create this wonderful image. The original artwork for the 1932 campaign was produced by French artist A. M. …

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Four layers of Dubonnet palimpsest

Great discovery here from Sebastien in which he has identified four signs for the same brand vying for position on the same wall. ¬†There’s a great gallery of French ghostsigns here¬†(Dubonnet here) and my posts on the country are here with additional photos in this Flickr set.

French Brickads

A recent trip to the south of France was surprisingly fruitful when it came to Ghost Sign hunting. Whereas discovering a new sign in London is something of a rarity, France is bursting with them. There’s something about the country that makes them comfortable with all things rusty and dusty i.e. they don’t mind if …

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