So I recently discovered the blog Letterology, and I’m quickly falling in love. Check out his post on Sanford’s Glue for the rest of his images. The image from the catalog is from the 1800s, and the postcard is from 1904. He also has an ad from 1928, but you’ll have to go there to see it :)
Isn’t it cool to see the ephemera surrounding an item? It puts it in context and brings it to life. I feel like I’m shopping in the 1800s!
Yet another set of Halloween goodies, this time from the 1930s. You can never go wrong with Liberty Magazine. And how creepy (yet strangely cool) is that cat decoration? Via Graves and Ghouls.
Here’s a mix of designs from the 1950s-1960s that were released during Halloween. There’s so much stuff out there, it’s hard to pick just a handful. Keep checking back for Halloween pieces from other decades! Via Graves and Ghouls.
I discovered a great new resource- it’s an online museum of all sorts of design and memorabilia from the Netherlands. It’s easy to navigate and has nice large images. The racing poster is titled “Tilburgsche Wieler en Motorbaan T.W.E.M.” and was created in 1921-1922. The soccer poster is titled “Zondag a.s. voetbalwedstrijd tusschen D.F.C.” and was created in 1900-1925.
These were illustrated by Dr.Louis Crusius in the late 1800s and weren’t published until 1901. If you’re interested in the history of these and the illustrator, head to the original, full post by Letterology. He goes in depth on the facts and has a few more photos.
Another Fab.com sale caught my eye- and how perfect is it for October? They’re selling digital prints of these great old magician’s posters. You can see the full set of offerings here. They’re all 18×24 and $28 each.
I’m such a sucker for the overly full, ornate vintage typography mixed with flourishes. This is a nice example of incorporating a modern photo. Being an ad for breakfast doesn’t hurt either. It is, after all, one of God’s gift to mankind. This piece was made by the master of hand-drawn lettering, Jon Contino. Found via Simplesong.
Remember me bugging you guys about my start-up when I was on Kickstarter? Well, crazy things have been happening with my new little company. This coming Friday, February 3rd at 8pm, I’ll be on ABC & Sony Picture’s “Shark Tank” pitching my company, You Smell, to the sharks.
lol..Can you imagine how they’re going to respond? I want to tell you guys so bad about what all happened! Please watch the show :)
P.S. We’re officially launching on Friday, but the site is up and ready for pre-orders. If you want anything from our first batch, go to the website before the rush on Friday! www.yousmellsoap.com
Via The Art of the Luggage Label on Flickr- you should check out their extensive collection here.
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Via The Art of the Luggage Label on Flickr- you should check out their collection- it’s massive. They have somehow tracked down labels from literally every place and time. It’s pretty impressive.