Design, Illustration and Architecture
 

Local Milk Bars

Milk bars played a bit part of suburban life in the Australia that I grew up in. You would walk to the milk bar to get milk and papers for your parents, mixed lollies, and summer ice creams. In my seaside home town the milk bar was also the local chippery.

But the place of milk bars has become less central in our lives. This set of illustrations records, nostalgically, some of the local milk bars that I find while riding around Melbourne's inner north. And because the branding and advertising on milk bars changes so often, these drawings are also a snapshot of the time.



 

 
 
 


Milk Bar Sign, Adam's Milk Bar
drawing, pencil, watercolour



Adam's Milk Bar, Westgarth
pencil, marker pens



Milk Bar Sign, High St Northcote
drawing, pencil, watercolour



Preston Milk Bar
pencil, marker pens



Milkbar Sign, Northcote
illustration, pencil, watercolour



East Brunswick Milk Bar
pencil, marker pens



Brightway Corner Milk Bar, Preston
pencil, marker pens



Fitzroy North Milk Bar, Reid St
pencil, marker pens



Oz Milk Bar, North Fitzroy
pencil, marker pens



Milk Bar Sign, Tomboy Cafe
drawing, pencil, watercolour