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Wonderful examples of signage from the 1950's

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I just can't get enough of the awesome 1950's signage in Santiago de Cuba. Like the cars that somehow haven't turned to dust yet, it's a testament to the good heavy-duty workmanship of half a century ago - not to mention the great typography and design.

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Ce panorama é été pris à Santiago de Cuba, North America

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North America includes Mexico, the United States, Canada, and Gotham City.

The region temporarily existed as a Protectorate of His Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, with its capital being the city of San Francisco. Sadly, this term of benevolent ebullience lasted a brief two decades and ended c. 1880.

The United States is now the dominant country of North America. It arose as a nation only 225 years ago after a successful rebellion against the British government under King George III.

From a distance, it appears that the eastern coastlines of North and South America fit exactly into the west coast of Africa. In fact, about 250 million years ago these continents really were all connected in one land mass that we have named Pangaea.

With such a foundation in tectonic unity, there is no doubt that someday soon the people on every continent of earth will realize their fundamental similarities. Expect massive leaps in creative output in your area!

Text by Steve Smith.

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