Beautifully Branded Letterhead Inspiration

Beautifully Branded Letterhead Inspiration

In the previous century, brands, writers, film producers, artists and celebrities knew about the importance of their visual branding, before this even officially became a thing. Here are some examples of elegant, iconic and playful branded stationery that belongs to many brands that you would have heard of, along with some plucky and obscure individuals who found fame a long time ago. Found on a delightful Tumblr blog called Letterheady.

Lovely Branded Letterhead Inspiration
Henry Miller, 1944
Lovely Branded Letterhead Inspiration
HMV, 1933
Letterhead used by The Gramophone Company in 1933, 12 years after they opened the first HMV (“His Master’s Voice”) shop in London.
Lovely Branded Letterhead Inspiration
David Bowie, 1966
Letterhead used by David Bowie in 1966, a few months after changing his name from David Jones. 8 years later, his stationery looked like this.
Lovely Branded Letterhead Inspiration
Robert Bloch, 1985
Fantastic Bates Motel letterhead, as used for many years by Robert Bloch, author of Psycho.
Lovely Branded Letterhead Inspiration
Mademoiselle Paula, The Famous Reptile Conqueror, 1899
Lovely Branded Letterhead Inspiration
James Brown (date unknown)
Lovely Branded Letterhead Inspiration
Kate Bush, date unknown
Dick Gregory, 1970  Letterhead used by comedian and political activist Dick Gregory in the 1970s.
Dick Gregory, 1970
Letterhead used by comedian and political activist Dick Gregory in the 1970s.
Lovely Branded Letterhead Inspiration
Anais Nin, 1979
Lovely Branded Letterhead Inspiration
The letterhead of Dwayne Milford, Mayor of Twin Peaks. Letters written on this stationery were once sent to members of the Official Twin Peaks Fan Club.

 

 

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