Our friend Fabien over at Graphic Exchange always has some beautiful posts. He recently featured Justin Crutchley’s design work, including Troop. Stunning textures and colors in these photos!
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Via Brandon Lesley’s pinterest page. (FYI he has one of the best boards out there).
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.
This here is a what you call a fancy schmancy find. All of these are from the same photographer’s studio, (in what I guess to be the 1800s) The Farmer Brothers in Hamilton, Ontario. vintage photo card, folks.
They would put their photos on these cards (much thicker than today’s photos), which acted as the frame and double as a trade card (aka business card). I love how over the top some of these get. I’m a girl…I like frills :)
I wonder what caused the jump from the organic, flourishy design to the much simplified, geometric style?
Image by John Rochon, via his Flikr.
One of my modern day heroes is Louise Fili. She’s brilliant, extremely talented, and her and her husband are so nice! My fiancé loves her husbands work, and I’m crazy about hers, so for our anniversary one year I sent them a book with a return envelope and asked them to sign it for us. I didn’t think it’d really happen. But not only did they sign it, but they gave us another book with their signatures in it as well. Who does that? So sweet :)
When I started this blog I mentioned one of my all-time favorite sites: Sheaff-Ephemera. Here’s another sampling of some of their collections. They’re always adding to it and it’s a phenomenal resource for inspiration. All images are owned by Sheaff Ephemera. Go to their site to drool over their amazing collections!!