Victorian graphic design: Stylized paint labels (1870s & 1880s)

These bits of well-preserved vintage graphic artistry come from the simply-named Paints Oils Varnishes catalog from F. W. Devoe Co. of New York, which was published in 1885. (The catalog also contained several labels originally created in the 1870s.) They were so bold, colorful and stylish — and maintained in such great shape — we had to share them here as examples of graphic design/product labeling in the Victorian age.

Paint: Stylized product labels from the Victorian era

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