To the dads who live out each day being manly men, fighting off rabid otters, defeating a hundred flesh-eating squirrels, and warding off grizzly bears. Consider these a tribute to your masculine feats.
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When I stumbled across Kirk’s work, I immediately started in with the “oooo” and began putting a post together. He has some really great projects that utilize different sorts of vintage styles. I hate when I come across someone’s project, get excited, go to their site to see everything else, and it’s all just the same style over and over. It’s refreshing to see someone that just “gets” vintage and can incorporate multiple styles into their portfolio based on what’s appropriate for the project. You’d be surprised- it’s a rarer talent than you’d think.
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What I wouldn’t give to get my hands on one of these old booklets! I really want to know what they looked like on the inside. I’m also curious as to who they hired to design these. Was this a common skill? It seems like people back in the 1800s and early 1900s were just born with a natural inclination for beautiful handwriting and the ability to create jaw-dropping typography. I wonder who amongst us still has those inclinations and their ancestor’s skills are just laying dormant in their little minds. So sad. I wonder what these artists would create if they were alive today? I have strange daydreams, I know..but honestly, aren’t you the teensiest bit interested too?
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I am especially in love with the first image- the faded colors and illustration are stunning. The last image is a really nice way to showcase multiple images and make them feel unified, filling the space nicely. There’s something about vintage woodcut illustrations that are just so elegant feeling. Definitely good inspiration for luxury food packaging! Image sources are inside the post. Continue reading →
I love a good vintage-esque design that’s lovingly detailed, and it’s even better when it’s rendered by hand like in the olden days! His simplistic Mr.Fox work is as well done and intriguing as his flashy, more intricate lettering in the “Nebiollo” project. Via Grady McFerrin’s portfolio site.