Classified: Local Ads from America’s Small Towns

Regular price £35.00 GBP
Classified: Local ads from America’s Small Towns, features hundreds of classified advertisements from 1970s small-town America, collected and archived by Studio Carnley. Printed at 1:1 scale and isolated on the page, the collection is elevated to both a time-capsule of a bygone era, and a fascinating study of ephemeral graphic design from unknown illustrators, typesetters, printers, and graphic artists who all faced the same challenge: how to fit a lot of information in a small rectangle, and stand out on a page of other ads all trying to do the same. Classified is a celebration of small-town advertising, and the overlooked… Read more