Pick’em and Stick’em

I love decals. Decal is the short version of decalomania, but it derives from the French, where all the great words come from.

1860–65;  < French décalcomanie,  equivalent to décalc-  (representing décalquer  to transfer a tracing of, equivalent to dé- de- + calquer  to trace) + -o- -o- + -manie -mania

Meyrcord Truck Decals were (and are) among the industry’s largest decal companies. They are still around selling many of decals, from Hello Kitty to “vintage stickers.”

 

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But this catalog is right up the designers’ alley. They show how in the postwar boom every empty space was ripe and ready for coverage.

 

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