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No time for banter. Just “Flick” through some of the shit we saw on “Day One” of this beast. 76 degrees out. Happy as hell about that one.

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Has anyone gotten annoyed at you for photographing their wares? I have to assume you’re not buying EVERYTHING you’ve photographed. And I know yard/tag/flea market sellers can sometimes be crotchety and particular. (At least, they can be here in the Northeast.)

Posted by: S-Way on 08/08/08 at 6:34 AM

As a photographer, designer and lover of thrift stores and garage sales. Great post. Love seeing that old typography and classic design. Keep um coming.

Posted by: droze on 08/08/08 at 6:57 AM

Excellent project and an ideal way to document such a trip. I went to school in south-central Michigan, so I know where you’re traveling. Discoveries like yours dotted my college hunting days in antique shops and at garage sales. Awesome sauce.

Posted by: TGonzalez on 08/08/08 at 8:55 AM

great photos. i’m particularly fond of the booze collection on the plane. pulls at my heart strings

Posted by: Melissa on 08/08/08 at 8:58 AM

Those old packaging designs are so bad ass. So simple and elegant, crafted by people who took their time and knew what they were doing.

Posted by: Cale on 08/08/08 at 10:39 AM

Hey Jess, glad so many folks are following your journey..take some pics of the “cast” want to see them too. Take care, your mother

Posted by: Re Gibson on 08/08/08 at 12:14 PM

Looks like a blast, gentlemen.
Got my hat and notebooks…thanks very much.
Wondering where “Street Fight” came from, but I like it…

Fairly jealous of your road trip.
I’m editing european press conference materials/signs in an overly air-conditioned (see: cold as hell…headache status) building here in the Silicon Valley.

Travel safe.

Posted by: Eric "Street Fight" Powers on 08/08/08 at 2:49 PM

So far … the Huffy sign rocks the hardest!

Posted by: Reuben on 08/08/08 at 6:16 PM

I hope to hell there’s a baby blue 3-wheeler a strapped to the roof of that suburban.

Posted by: Andy on 08/08/08 at 7:35 PM

Wow. This is just some amazing stuff. It makes me weap at the cookie cutter sans-serif logos flooding the veins of America. We used to know how to design!

Thanks for doing the treasure hunting for us!

Posted by: Noel Jackson on 08/11/08 at 8:23 AM
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