So we just moved to Austin, TX, and they have a city-wide garage sale once a month that’s a mix of piles of nappy old clothes and a sprinkling of collectors with neat little trinkets hidden amongst their old cowboy boots and postcards. Not quite Alameda, but still addictive.
This tin actually has the original tablets in it. The tin doesn’t open like you’d think- instead of just pulling the lid up like an Altoids tin, you have to push the red button on the top to pop it open. I looked like an idiot trying to pry the thing open at first. It’s a pretty clever little contraption.
What happened to companies caring more about user experience than profits? My company (YouSmellSoap.com) will always opt for lower margins and nicer packaging. Like that plug I just did?
I came across this vintage german lotto board game on Etsy and couldn’t help but notice the funky type. I couldn’t find any information on the game, so the date is TBD. Still good typographic inspiration though!
For Sale on Etsy.
Vintage Canadian photo card. It reads: “Middelmiss & Hunter , Late Ewig & Co. Artists & Photographers, to H.R.H. Prince Arthur, 39 & 41 King’s St. West, Toronto”
Posted on SnapHappy’s Flikr. Go here to see the larger sizes he has posted.
Via Brandon Lesley’s pinterest page. (FYI he has one of the best boards out there).
These are just a tiny taste of what you’ll find over at Sheaff-Ephemera. Check out their gigantic collection here!
Yep. It’s a trend. The vintage style, perfectly hand-drawn chalkboard lettering. So what if it’s overdone and cliche now. I love it and you can’t stop me! muahahaa..
Via Designspiration. Anyone know the actual artist of this?
Bella Brocante is starting to become a new spot for me. Lots of great ephemera. How do people find all this stuff for their collections!? I need to find a better flea market.
I could have sworn these were actual vintage pieces until I started reading them and saw the url.. Color me impressed. This is a series of ads for The Standard restaurant, a place established in 1843 that’s still evolving and staying on top! Tee marriage of the old style from when they first opened in the 1800s, for their modern restaurant today, is pretty perfect.
Via Ads of the World. By the Bohan agency in Nashville, TN.