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.



 


Adam's Milk Bar, Westgarth
pencil, marker pens


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


Milkbar Sign, Northcote
illustration, pencil, watercolour


East Brunswick Milk Bar
pencil, marker pens


Fitzroy North Milk Bar, Reid St
pencil, marker pens


Oz Milk Bar, North Fitzroy
pencil, marker pens


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


Preston Milk Bar
pencil, marker pens


Brightway Corner Milk Bar, Preston
pencil, marker pens


Milk Bar Sign, Tomboy Cafe
drawing, pencil, watercolour