Museum of Natural History Typography

A little while back we spent a rainy Saturday at the Museum of Natural History here in New York. I had never been so I was excited to explore the cavernous space and all of its impressive exhibits. But what I was surprised to find was a goldmine of vintage typography. Here’s a few shots of what I saw.


  1. Charlie Williamson ¶ says:

    Classic. Love it.
  2. Allison says:

    Wonderful! We went to NYC for our honeymoon and stopped into the museum. My husband was enthralled by the exhibits while I tried to absorb as much of the fabulous type as I could.
  3. ian shimkoviak says:

    beautiful photography as well. As a kid I obviously never noticed the type "specimens" at the MoNH in NYC, but now I have another reason to return—great post and eye.
  4. Katherine says:

    Yes yes yes! I took so many pictures of the type last time I was there! The saturated colors in your photos are lovely, too. It's like walking through a Wes Anderson movie.
  5. jen says:

    oh, thanks for the trip down memory lane! i worked there for six years and these exhibits are so familiar to me. great observations on the typograpy.
  6. Jen says:

    The Museum of Natural History, here in D.C. has very similar typography in one of its exhibits. It's beautiful.
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