Tag Archives: 1940s

Incredible Secret Knowledge—The Night Shift

Incredible Secret Night Shift Knowledge

While perusing through one of the many beautiful type specimens at the International Printing Museum, a looseleaf page advertising “incredible, logic-defying, outrageous secret knowledge” fell out unexpectedly1. Seems that there may have been a Night Shift long ago. Seriously, though, if anyone knows of a film studio or prop house looking for an obsessive level […]

Three Steps Ahead Etsy Store Advertisement - Beer Bottle

Three Steps Ahead on Etsy

I’m really proud to announce the “official” launch of the Three Steps Ahead Etsy Shop, where we are selling a diverse and frequently updated array of vintage goods and graphic design related pieces. Our current listings include: Canvas prints of Three Steps Ahead original designs, such as the “NYC: Isle of Manhattan” poster, derived from […]

Step Ahead with Intertype t-shirt

Step Ahead with Intertype Tee

I don’t think there could be a more appropriate T-shirt for me considering the name of my business. Alyssa created this t-shirt using a hand-cut stencil based on the coolest apron ever that we found at the International Printing Museum. We’re selling them on the Museum’s Etsy store to benefit the Museum’s efforts. I should […]

Extra Yes Letterpress Poster

Last Saturday at the International Printing Museum, a few of us docents (a group henceforth known as “The Night Shift”) decided to sink our teeth (and our type) into a new poster project. Alyssa put together a kick-ass collection of vintage advertising cuts, focusing on slogans and mostly generic taglines. There are some fantastic “perfume […]