Handlettered logos from defunct department stores

October 13th, 2011  |  Tags:

This list of logos from defunct department stores has some beautiful and diverse examples of a generally-lost art. In addition, if you happen to assume that Macy’s has absorbed almost every regional department store in the United States in the last four decades, the brief captions will do little to convince you otherwise. This is a shame, since even an mediocre lettering job is superior to just about anything set in Avant Garde.